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Equality and Diversity aims and objectives

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Equality objectives and aims

We annually publish our workforce and patient information to evidence whether we are delivering on our stated equality and diversity objectives and the requirement of the Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty 2011. We assess how well we are doing against our equality and diversity objectives using the NHS England Equality Delivery System2 framework (EDS). The 4 goals of the Equality Delivery System2 are

  • Better Health outcomes
  • Improved Patient Access and Experience
  • A representative and supported workforce
  • Inclusive leadership.

 We are committed to providing outstanding care and we will do this by working with and involving our patients, partners, and stakeholders to tackle health inequalities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR). Equally, we are committed to making sure our workforce, many of whom live in Leicester live our values at work and can contribute to our comprehensive culture and leadership approach set out as part of Becoming the Best. 

Our aim is to create an inclusive workplace culture, by celebrating and promoting the diversity of our workforce as we want the Trust to be recommended as a place to work. We will ensure that our patients receive the best care tailored to their individual needs as we want our patients to recommend us as a Trust that provides outstanding care across all our services.

The Public Sector Equality Duty covers protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. These are Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex, and Sexual Orientation. The Duty requires public bodies to publish one or more objectives and report annually on progress against these objectives.

The general aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty are to;

  • •Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • •Advance equality of opportunity
  • •Foster good relations when exercising their functions

 Our equality and diversity objectives are:

  • To make our Trust a welcoming and inclusive environment, to deliver the highest standards of care
  • •To continue to ensure the Trust’s services are fully accessible to all patients including making sure information and communication are accessible and specific to patient’s needs in line with the Accessible Information Standards, by engaging with community groups and patients as necessary.
  • •To make our Trust a great place to work where everyone feels valued through our continued drive to eliminate incidents of harassment and bullying and inappropriate behavior.
  • •Use the Equality and Diversity Board to drive improvements in the experiences in staff across the Protected characteristics
  • •Work to address the Gender Pay Gap and continuous promotion of gender equality within the working environment


Please see an overview of our strategic approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2019-2023 by clicking the link below

Our approach to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 2019-2023