We are committed to promoting equality and diversity amongst all our staff, stakeholders and patients - fulfilling our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the associated guidance from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
Equality means ensuring that everyone is able to participate in all of our activities and access all health services on an equal footing. Diversity acknowledges that there are differences between people which should be recognised and respected.
We aim to commission healthcare services that are equitable to everyone regardless of age; disability; gender re-assignment; marriage & civil partnership; pregnancy & maternity; race, ethnicity or national origin; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; domestic circumstances; trade union membership (or non-membership); socio-economic or employment status. We also aim to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.