- Workforce Race Equality Standard
The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) ensures effective collection and analysis of workforce data to address the under-representation on BAME staff in the NHS.
The Trusts latest WRES report and action plan was approved by the Trust Board in September 2022.
- Workforce Disability Equality Standard
The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) ensures effective collection, analysis and use of workforce data to address the under representation of staff with a disability in the NHS.
The Trusts latest WDES report and action plan was approved by the Trust Board in September 2022.
- Workforce Monitoring
The Trust's latest Workforce Profile report for 2021-2022.
- Patient Monitoring
The Trust's latest Patient Profile report for 2022.
- Interpreting and Translation Services Annual Report
The Trust's latest report for 2022.
- Gender Pay Gap Reports
The Trust’s latest Gender Pay Gap report 2022
- Annual Equality Diversity and Inclusion Report
The Trust's latest report for 2020/21.
- Equality Delivery System
The EDS is a tool, which is used in partnership with patients, the public, staff and staff-side organisations, to review the Trust's equality performance and to identify equality objectives and actions. It offers both local and national reporting and accountability mechanisms.
The EDS has 18 outcomes against 4 goals, it is against these outcomes that performance is analysed, graded and action determined.
- Equality Objectives
The Trust, as a public authority, is subject to the Public Sector equality duty (PSED). The PSED is comprised of two elements, the general duties and the specific duties. One of the specific duties is the requirement to publish Equality Objectives.
The Equality Objectives and associated action plan was approved at the Trust's Executive Team Meeting on Council on 9th May 2019.
- The Equality Objectives for 2023 to 2027
Equality Objectives 2023/27 (patient related)
Improve all methods of communication with patients, ensuring they are inclusive and accessible to all:
- Patient app
- Patient letters
- Accessible formats
- Alternative ways to contact patients eg emails
- Information in alternative formats
Review accessibility of Trust areas/services across all sites
- Lay out/estate
- Patient call systems
- Booking systems
Change the way interpreting services are delivered in the Trust
- 20% face to face
- 40% telephone
- 40% video
- Data Governance
The Trust is unable to publish some workforce equality information since, to do so, could potentially lead to the identification of the individuals because of the low numbers involved. This would be a breach the Trust's obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and, accordingly, this aspect of the data is exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section 40 (2) of the Act.
In considering section 40 (2) the Trust has made regard to the Principles of the Data Protection Act. The Trust felt that it would breach Principle 1 – the requirement to process personal/sensitive information fairly and lawfully and Principle 6 - the data subject rights, in relation to section 10 – the right to prevent possessing likely to cause damage or distress.
The Trust is required to provide communication support in the form of Interpreter Services for patients who do not use English as a first language (Foreign Language Interpretation: FLI) and for those who communicate using British Sign Language (BSL).