Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 became law on 1 October 2010 replacing the previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single Act that simplifies and strengthens the law.
Trust equality objectives - April 2016 to April 2020
The Trust will focus on the following objectives between April 2016 and April 2020:
- The Trust will tailor its responses to all patients’ needs in care, treatment and communication to ensure that the standards of the Equality Act 2010 are met at all times.
- In particular, the Trust will seek to tailor these in respect of older patients, seeking improvements in outcomes for this cohort.
- The Trust will continue to promote equal opportunities in personal, professional and career development for all its staff by making quality educational, developmental and leadership programmes available to all.
- The Trust will continue to promote equal opportunities in recruitment, ensuring that all candidates have an equal chance of appointment based solely on their own merits.
Further Trust information about the Equality Act 2010
The Single Equality Scheme (SES)
The SES outlines our values and commitments on all equality issues including sexual orientation, age, religion and belief and shows how we intend to provide a fair and personalised specialist care for all.