The Trust is committed to ensuring we undertake a systematic equality process to ensure both workforce and patients are treated fairly and all equality risks are considered.

Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA)

Equality Impact Assessments provide a systematic way to ensure we undertake our legal obligations, and also a practical way of examining new and existing, policies and practices. Under the Equality Act 2010  there are a number of protected characteristics, also known as PC’s:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender  reassignment.
  4. Race
  5. Religion/ and or  belief
  6. Sexual orientation
  7. Sex
  8. Marriage & Civil partnership.
  9. Pregnancy &maternity.

Trust Equality and diversity steering group meetings

January 2011

April 2011

NHS Employers membership minutes

Local /regional equality meetings and conferences/workshops

Diversity Champions