Diversity and inclusion

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 are working hard to ensure that we better reflect the communities we serve. 

Equality objectives

We have set out our objectives for the coming year to make NHS Blood and Transplant a more inclusive place to work.

Equality Objectives 2023-2024

Examining the diversity of our workforce

We have been looking at an organisational diagnosis of the NHS Blood and Transplant Colindale centre in order to better understand our working environment for colleagues.

We commissioned an independent report and are taking action to make our organisation more diverse and inclusive.

Find out more about how we are working to improve diversity and inclusion

Our staff networks

We have staff-run networks helping to promote an inclusive culture at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Our LGBT+ Network, GRacE Network, Women's Network, Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN) and Neurodiversity Network use the skills and resources of colleagues to add value to our organisation.

Find out more about our staff networks

Gender Pay Gap

As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion we are pleased to present our Gender Pay Gap Report 2022 (PDF 187KB) for NHS Blood and Transplant.

We are delighted with our progress in reducing the gender pay gap in our organisation, taking it even further below the national average.

Read the full report (PDF 187KB)

NHSBT testing staff member
Manufacturing and testing at Filton

Workforce Race Equality Standard

The NHS England 'Workforce Race Equality Standard' (WRES) requires all NHS organisations to measure, demonstrate and publish their annual race equality improvements for each of the WRES indicators.

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.

Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), based on a snapshot of data from 31 March 2022 highlights current NHSBT practice with regard to the experience of disabled staff and shows key areas for improvement and progress within the organisation. Launched in 2019 aiming to improve the workplace and career experiences of disabled colleagues in the NHS, all NHS providers complete this annual report.

NHS Employers diversity and inclusion partners programme

NHS Employers diversity and inclusion partners logoWe were privileged to have been selected as one of NHS Employers diversity and inclusion partners for 2017/18 and we are now part of their alumni programme.

This is a great opportunity to work with NHS Employers as well as other partner organisations, national stakeholders like the NHS Leadership Academy and NHS England to help support and embed equality, diversity and inclusion within our culture.