Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Our Commitment
The Trust recognises the diversity and difference that exist within our workforce and the communities we serve across, Pontefract, Wakefield and the North Kirklees area. We will seek to ensure that in the delivery of our services we give proper regard to the needs diverse groups within our workforce and these communities.
We are committed to promoting inclusive practices in our day to day interactions with all our patients, carers, visitors and staff with respect to race, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, mental or physical disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, age, maternity or social class.
In line with our Vision, values and behaviours we will strive to treat all patients, carers, visitors and staff with ‘Respect’ and dignity at all times, to put ‘Caring’ at the heart of everything we do, to ensure that ‘High Standards’ of patient services and experience are provided at all times and ‘Improving’ what we do is our constant ambition.
This is not a new commitment on the part of the Trust; it is a restatement of our continuing efforts to recognise diversity, embrace difference and engage the workforce and local communities as we go about our business.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2016-20
In 2016 we developed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for the Trust to provide a framework for threading EDI into core business activities. The strategy, which describes the national and local drivers and establishes 5 new Equality Objectives for 2016 – 2020, is available here: EDI Strategy 2016-2020
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report
Our annual EDI Work Plan is based on our five Equality Objectives with the aim of implementing the Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016-20. Quarterly update reports have been provided to the Trust’s Resources and Performance Committee, which in turn has provided assurance to the Trust Board that progress was being made. These reports have now been summarised in an Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2017/18, which is available here Equality Diversity and Inclusion Anual report 2018-19.pdf
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report for the two previous years are available here:
Accessing information about EDI in the Trust
Below are links to a range of information on how the Trust is progressing its approach to EDI and responding to the Public sector Equality Duties:
- Understanding the language of EDI
- NHS Constitution and EDI
- Historical Legislative Context
- The Equality Act 2010
- Equality Impact Assessments (Due Regard)
- Due Regard - Examples of Good Practice
- Equality Objectives
- Population and patient information
- Workforce information and EDI
- Public and Patient Involvement
- NHS Equality Delivery System
- Equality Opportunities in Employment
If you cannot find the information you are looking for using the links above, if you have any further questions or if you want to explore matters further, contact Gordon Smith, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01924 543551.