Equality and Diversity
Welcome to our Equality and Diversity pages. This is where you will find out what we are doing on equality and diversity to improve employment opportunities and services in Bradford District for all staff and patients. Our equality and diversity work is done in partnership with:
****New**** Workforce Race Equality Standard Reporting July 2015
NHS England agreed a set of Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) to be included in the NHS standard contract in 2015/16. It is intended that this WRES forms the first stage in a process of addressing workforce equality issues.
The WRES requires us to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality, including a specific indicator to address the low levels of BME people on Board of Directors.
Our wres_reporting_template_bthft-20150629123446reporting template includes a narrative of the implications of data, along with additional background explanatory narrative. It also includes:
- action taken and planned and evidence of how it links to EDS2 evidence and/or corporate Equality Objectives
- our relative position against nine other NHS Trusts in Yorkshire and Humber against whom we have benchmarked ourselves through the Yorkshire and Humber Equality Group
At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are fully committed to equality and diversity, both as an employer and as a service provider. We have a policy statement that clearly outlines our commitment to equality for patients and staff:
You and your family have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about your treatment and care. You can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. You will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. You have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect
You have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. You can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. You will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. You have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and your colleagues with dignity and respect.
Equality Impact Assessment
Further Information or Alternative Formats
If you have any questions or would like any of our information in another format, please contact Lorraine Cameron , Head of Equality and Diversity, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Lorraine.email@example.com or telephone 01274 382428.