Equality and Diversity Reports

The Foundation Trust commenced the production of regular equality and diversity reporting in 2007. The reports aim to provide statistical information to support the management and promotion of equality and diversity throughout the Foundation Trust. Regular reports are presented to the Foundation Trust’s Inclusivity, Health and Wellbeing Steering Group and an annual report will also be presented to the Foundation Trust’s Board of Directors.

The Foundation Trust also takes part in the annual Care Quality Commission’s NHS Staff Survey. This provides the Foundation Trust with detailed information on our employees’ views in relation to all or some aspects of their employment with the Foundation Trust; this information being broken down by age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race and religion or belief.

It is recognised that the Foundation Trust does not have robust equality data for all of the protected groups defined by the Equality Act 2010 and that for some protected groups the collection of such statistical data may not always be practical or useful. The Foundation Trust will therefore be doing further work both within the organisation and with external groups, on how best to capture useful qualitative and/or quantitative information to ensure that the Foundation Trust’s polices and processes are not disadvantaging our patients or our staff.


Updated 2 August 2017