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Equality, diversity and inclusion

We believe that equality and diversity is central and is significant to what we do.

Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

We recognise the right of all patients, visitors and employees to be treated fairly and considerately, irrespective of age, gender, marital status, religious belief, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation, disability or social status.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment by striving to build a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves. We believe that this commitment will lead to improved services for our patients and greater equality in opportunities for our staff. 

Our staff networks meet bi-monthly and offer advice and support to staff. The networks also help to shape and contribute towards the Trust’s equality and diversity agendas. 

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Staff Network (Rainbow Friends) 
  • Staff with a Disability or Long-term Health Condition Network 
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network 

Network meetings are open to all staff and we actively encourage allies to join. (Allies are staff who believe everyone should experience full equality in the workplace.)

Last reviewed: 05 January 2022