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Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives (April 2023 to March 2027)

We believe any modern organisation must reflect the communities it serves and tackle all forms of discrimination. This means supporting both those who access our services and those in our employment. 

To help us in achieving these ambitions, the Trust has recently refreshed its Equality Objectives, aligned to the Equality Act 2010. The purpose of which is to not only meet our statutory duties, but to ensure we address the issues facing protected groups with clear, demonstrable action. 

These objectives were developed through activities including:

  • Looking at all available equalities information, patient data and demographic changes
  • Taking account of changes to national equality, diversity and inclusion frameworks such the NHS Equality Delivery System
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders

Our objectives reflect the Trust’s key priorities in our Quality Account for Workforce, Patient Experience and Patient Safety.  Our objectives will be supported by local action plans and embedded within existing monitoring and reporting processes.  

The new objectives are:

Patient Experience
  • Review and improve service accessibility for those whose first language is not English. This is to understand patient demographics and interpreting requirements.
  • Ensure patients are able to have, and report having, positive experiences while using our services.
  • Support staff health and wellbeing through the promotion of initiatives and healthy lifestyles services.
  • Ensure all practices/processes are inclusive and promote belonging and are supported by actions that address inequitable outcomes for protected groups.
  • Our executives and senior managers lead with compassion and routinely demonstrate their understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity.

The objectives are supported by specific actions which will be measured and reported to the Trust Board.

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