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:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group

August 2017 - Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

NHS England require all health providers to provide information about the position and experience of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff through an annual WRES return. We have completed our return for 2017. Below is our completed template and the action plan which shows what we intend to do with the results:

WRES report 2017
WRES action plan 2017-18

Our return for 2016 is shown below:

WRES reporting template
WRES action plan 2016-17

If you have any queries, or would like this information in another format, please contact Lorraine Cameron, Head of Equality and Diversity on lorraine.cameron@bthft.nhs.uk or 01274 272428.

Equality update

The board of directors receives a six-monthly update on our progress report on how we are delivering our equality objectives. The latest update can be found here.

Equality objectives 2016-20

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

The objectives have been approved and ratified by the Trust’s 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 board of directors.

  • A summary of the Equality Objectives can be found here.
  • A summary along with the rationale for the objectives can be found here.

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 2012-16

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 and comply with the Equality Act 2010. A summary of the review of our 2012-16 Equality Objectives can be found here.

Equality statement

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we are fully committed to equality and diversity, both as an employer and a service provider. We have a policy statement that clearly outlines our commitment to equality for patients and staff.

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.

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian
Staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
PICTURE TAKEN ON WEDNESDAY 16  AUGUST  2017

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.

Equality impact assessment

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

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.

The gender pay gap at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Following Government consultation, it became mandatory on March 31, 2017 for public sector organisations with more than 250 employees to report annually on their gender pay gap (GPG).

The new reporting requirements for public bodies are set out in the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.

We had to report our data by March 30, 2018 on the Government’s online reporting service, as well as on our own website.

Across Yorkshire and Humber, NHS Human Resource Directors agreed to coordinate the publication of all Trusts’ GPG on March 8 (International Women’s Day).

Colleagues from the National Electronic Staff Record (ESR) team developed a tool to help trusts calculate their GPG data.

This paper includes detailed information about calculating GPG. Our headline figures are as follows:

  • GPG – 27.26 per cent
  • Bonus pay gap – 45.76 per cent
  • Males are slightly over-represented in quartile 1 (lowest paid staff), but females are significantly under-represented in quartile 4 (highest paid staff)

Please click here for the full report on the gender pay gap at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

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