The Trust, as a public authority, is subject to the Public Sector equality duty (PSED). The PSED is comprised of two elements, the general duties and the specific duties. One of the specific duties is the requirement to publish Equality Information.
The Workforce, Equality and Diversity Strategy 2018 - 2021 can be accessed - here
The Trust has updated the Patient, Workforce and Recruitment Equality Monitoring Sections of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and these can be accessed as follows:-
Annual Report 2018/2019 - here
Workforce Equality Information - here
Annual Equality Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018 - here
2017/18 use of Interpreting and Translation Services Annual Report - here
2017/18 Patient Profile Report - here
Note: Data Governance
- The Trust is unable to publish some workforce equality information since, to do so, could potentially lead to the identification of the individuals because of the low numbers involved. This would be a breach the Trust's obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and, accordingly, this aspect of the data is exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section 40(2) of the Act.
- In considering section 40(2) the Trust has made regard to the Principles of the Data Protection Act. The Trust felt that it would breach Principle 1 – the requirement to process personal/sensitive information fairly and lawfully and Principle 6 - the data subject rights, in relation to section 10 – the right to prevent possessing likely to cause damage or distress.
The Trust is required to provide communication support in the form of Interpreter Services for patients who do not use English as a first language (Foreign Language Interpretation: FLI) and for those who communicate using British Sign Language (BSL).