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Equality and diversity

We are committed to championing and promoting equal opportunity.

Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, with equal opportunities and without discrimination, irrespective of their background. We run a number of schemes to ensure our workplace is as equal and diverse as possible.


Single Equality Scheme 2015-2019

This scheme continues to demonstrate our commitment to ensure that equality is integral to our work and the service we provide. It brings together and strengthens our equality measures from the last three years, and involved a wide range of people in its development. This included the views of our colleagues, donors, patients and customers on key business priorities for equality and diversity, community engagement, employment and service delivery.

View the Single Equality Scheme 2015-19


Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

NHS England has introduced WRES as a new approach for the national benchmarking of organisations. It requires all NHS organisations to measure, demonstrate and publish their annual race equality improvements for each of the WRES indicators. This forms part of CCG assurance frameworks, the NHS standard contract and the CQC inspection regime. The national focus on these nine aspects of workforce race equality provides a great opportunity for NHS organisations to work together on specific interventions and to share good practice.

Find out more about WRES


NHSBT Equality Objectives April 2012

The specific duties of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on the 6 April 2012. As a result we published three equality objectives that we are committed to achieving over the next few years.