Equality & Diversity

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At Pennine Acute we believe that everyone has the right to be respected, valued and empowered within an environment that is the very best we can provide for each person on every occasion.

We value diversity, promote equality and inclusivity and protect human rights and are determined to ensure that:

  • All individuals are treated fairly, with dignity and respect
  • The opportunities provided by the Trust are open to all
  • The Trust provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for staff, patients, clients, and visitors.

The EDI team provides support to the Trust to meet its Public Sector Equality Duty and facilities the Trust in meeting the needs of the diverse community it serves. The EDI team facilitates the awareness and understanding of equality, diversity, inclusivity and human rights amongst management and staff; supports the engagement and involvement in equality impact assessments; runs engagement events to actively seek views and comments from staff and the general public on equality issues including the assessment of the Trust’s performance. We also provide a range of training courses for staff in relation to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights issues (which can be accessed via classroom taught sessions, e-learning or poster presentations), equality impact assessments, cultural competence, disability confident, accessible communication and information and how to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Listening to the views of our service users, relatives and carers is extremely important to us.  Your experiences about accessing the services we provide help us to ensure that our Equality and Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan is a living, breathing document that truly reflects the needs of our service users. Find out more about our Equality and Human Rights Strategy here. 

The Trust has an active Equality Committee which exists to make sure we achieve our current equality and human rights objectives, oversee Trust wide equality, diversity and inclusion activity including reviewing action plans, strategy development and meeting NHS England Standards such as Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Accessible Information Standard (AIS), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), Equality Delivery System Grading (EDS2). Find out more about our Equality Committee here. 

If you would like more information or to be involved please call the Equality and Inclusion Team on 0161 604 5891 or 5763 or email equality@pat.nhs.uk. You can also contact the team by post by writing to:

Equality & Inclusion - Trust Headquarters
North Manchester General Hospital
Delaunays Road
Crumpsall, Manchester
M8 5RB

Equality Delivery System (EDS2)

The Trust reviews its performance against NHS England’s performance framework EDS2 annually this entails the EDI team gathering evidence from across the Trust and working with local people from our diverse communities, local Health Watch and community groups who review our evidence and decide the grade. For our EDS2 grading reports click here.

If you would like further information about the NHS Equality Delivery system you can go to the National EDS website by clicking NHS England EDS 2.

Click to watch the NHS England Equality Delivery System - Animation Video

If you would like any more information regarding our EDS2 grading or would like to be involved, please contact the Equality and Inclusion Team on 0161 604 5893 or email equality@pat.nhs.uk

Data monitoring

The Trust routinely collects equality data on patients and staff members and uses this information to ensure that its services and employment opportunities are fair and accessible to all. To view the data monitoring information, click here.

Workforce Race Equality Standard

NHS England have incorporated the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) into the 2015/16 NHS Standard Contact. The standard requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. Our results and associated action plan are published below.

Workforce Disability Equality Standard

NHS England will introduce the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) into the 2018/19 NHS Standard Contact. The standard requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality.

Disability Confident

The Trust is signed up to the Disability Confident scheme which, has 3 levels and is aimed at demonstrating that the Trust is committed to supporting Disabled people as an employer. The Trust currently holds level 2

For more information on this scheme click here link to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/disability-confident-how-to-sign-up-to-the-employer-scheme