Equality and diversity are at the heart of the NHS strategy. Investing in the NHS workforce allows us to deliver a better service and improve patient care in the NHS.
It is our belief that everyone can participate and be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We recognise and value difference and aim to create a working culture and practices that recognise respect, value and harness difference for the benefit of the organisation and the individual, including patients.
The Trust is committed to providing a high quality, accessible and
responsive service, provided by staff who reflect the local community,
putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.
Public Sector Equality Publication
We want to ensure that whoever you are, you can use our services and benefit.
Each year, we will publish information to show what we are doing to:
Eliminate discrimination in healthcare
Reduce inequalities in health
Remove any barriers faced by certain community groups in accessing healthcare
Encourage people who are less likely to access our services to take advantage of the health benefits they can offer
And to foster good relations between different community groups by tackling prejudices.
The Public Sector Specific Equality Duties require NHS Trusts to publish information that demonstrates compliance with the general equality duties.
Publishing relevant equality information will make public boards more transparent about their decision making processes and accountable to their service users. It should give the public the information to hold public bodies to account for their performance on equality.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has published the following three reports to demonstrate our compliance:
Summaries of the Workforce Monitoring Report and Service Monitoring Report can be found below:
Easy Read versions of the Workforce Monitoring Report and Service Monitoring Report can be found below:
Please take some time to look at the content of these reports and feed back any comments/queries to:
Equality and Diversity Manager
Phone: 0161 419 4784
Fax: 0161 419 5171
The actions from the Annual Report, Workforce Monitoring Report and Service Monitoring Report,
together with the Trust's submission for the Equality Delivery System have been used to set out
4-yearly Equality Objectives by April 2012:
Equality Impact Assessment
The purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is to improve the work of the Trust, by promoting equality and ensuring that policies and functions do not discriminate either directly or indirectly against staff and service users.
For previous consultation documents click on the links below:
Please click on the link below to view our completed EIAs:
E&D Training Strategy
The Trust has recently developed an E&D Training strategy in conjunction with Equality Works,
who have reviewed relevant documents and statistics, spoken to key staff and made recommendations
based on their experience. This exercise has been externally funded by the Commission for the New Economy.
BME Staff Network
Disability Staff Network
LGBT Staff Network
The staff networks promote the delivery of excellent Healthcare services by encouraging active and positive contributions
from all community groups, promoting cultural values and forging links with other groups to influence Trust wide initiatives.
The networks also aim to provide a basis for the development of staff which is representative of a diverse society and community we live in.
As part of the Trust’s ongoing commitment towards embedding equality and becoming a culturally competent organisation,
‘Diversity Matters’, is produced and distributed bimonthly.
This newsletter includes relevant articles on the latest issues in equality and diversity:
Please click here to view the diversity matters documents.
Equality and Diversity Good Practice Toolkit
The Equality and Diversity Good Practice Toolkit has been created to ensure staff have the effective tools to
communicate with patients and visitors to enable greater interaction with a modern, diverse society.:
Equality and Diversity Good Practice Toolkit
Communication with employees, patients and the public takes many forms. The language we use
should give employees and the communities we serve a clear message that we value diversity and
respect individual differences. The toolkit includes guidance on communicating with different groups,
appropriate language and customs and cultures.
It is our belief that everyone can participate and be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We recognise and value difference and aim to create a working culture and practices that recognise,
respect, value and harness difference for the benefit of the organisation and the individual.