Equality Analysis

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) passed under the Equality Act 2010, sought to simplify the previous Equality Impact Assessment process followed by public sector organisations, including the Foundation Trust. The aim is to reduce bureaucracy whilst seeking to ensure that organisations consider the three aims of the Equality Duty as an integral part of decision making in respect of service, policy and process changes. These three aims are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people of the same group and people from different groups; and
  • Foster good relations between people of the same group and people from different groups.

The Foundation Trust is currently in the process of reviewing its equality analysis process.


Trust Policies

Through the use of equality impact assessments (and more recently, the revised equality analysis process) written Foundation Trust policies reflect issues pertinent to each of the nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. However, the Foundation Trust has developed a number of policies that provide specific guidance to managers and staff to support them in pursuing good equality and diversity management practice and in taking action should equality and diversity concerns be identified. These include policies covering the following:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development opportunities
  • The management of capability
  • The management of conduct
  • Appraisal and annual performance reviews
  • Leave (including annual leave, maternity leave, compassionate leave, etc.)
  • Flexible working (including flexible retirement)
  • The management of sickness absence
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Grievances (both individual and collective)
  • Whistle-blowing (includes the raising of serious concerns about any suspected practices within the organisation that are having a detrimental impact on patients or other staff).
  • Probation
  • Equality, diversity and human rights (inclusivity)



Updated 17 July 2017

Equality Service Profile – January to March 2013

Throughout the period January to March 2013 the Trusts services undertook a profile of their patients against the Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristic groups.  The Equality Service Profiles Completed Jan to March 2013 document identifies the 33 services who underwent the benchmark.  Since March 2013 many of these services have updated thier service plans and these can be found by clicking on the links below.

View the Service Profiles report here

Please find below the Service Benchmark Equality action plans for each division:

Family and Clinical Support Services

Medical Services

Surgical Services