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Equality and Diversity

New Equality Objectives Review of 2012-16 Equality Objectives

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:

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New - Equality Objectives for 2016 - 2020

On 6th April 2016 Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust launches a new set of equality objectives. These objectives have been developed following involvement with the local voluntary and community sector, staff and public sector partners and an external consultation process of which there were 156 individual responses.

The objectives have been approved and ratified by the Trust Board of Directors. The objectives set out the eight equality priorities that will be worked on over the next four years. They are shared objectives with Bradford District Care Foundation Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Progress will be monitored against the equality objectives every six months by the Trust Board of Directors.

Please note that these are the headline objectives and for each there is or will be a detailed delivery plan developed and delivered.

Review of Equality Objectives 2012 -2016

We reviewed the Equality Objectives that were agreed in 2012. We made good progress on some objectives but have further work to do on others to make sure we continue to make improvements to our services and employment opportunities to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

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 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 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

Equality Statement

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:

Patients

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

Staff

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

We carry out Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) on all of our policies and service change/development proposals. If you would like to see any EqIAs please contact Lorraine Cameron.

Equality Update

The Board of Directors receives a six monthly update on our progress report on how we delivering our equality objectives. Follow the link to see our latest update.

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.cameron@bthft.nhs.uk or telephone 01274 382428.

Review of Bradford, Airedale, Craven and Wharfedale NHS Equality Objectives




We are reviewing the local NHS provider Trusts equality objectives for 2016-20. The objectives are important because they are what we will prioritise our time and resources around improving for the next 4 years.

The current set we have was developed with involvement from the local voluntary and community sector representing patients and carers and with staff from our organisations. We want to gain feedback on what we need to prioritise for the next 4 years from as wider number of people as possible. Attached to this e-mail is a presentation and PDF document that outlines the process we have been through to develop the original set and the process we are using now to review and agree a new set for 2016.

I would be very grateful if you could complete a short survey to tell us your thoughts. We would like to hear what evidence you have to support that priority “this will help us to expand our knowledge base and make decisions about the objectives.

We would also be grateful if you could distribute this survey to other organisations or individuals and encourage participation.

Please copy and paste the following hyperlink in to your browser to get to the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D7JLCKZ

If you would like to talk to someone about the survey, the process or the equality work of the NHS locally please contact me and I will direct you to one of the health partners.

Lorraine Cameron

Head of Equality and Diversity

Tel: 01274 272428