Equality Reporting

Equality and Inclusion | Equality Reporting | Patient Equality and Inclusion | Staff Equality and Inclusion


NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

Please find below our Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Report for 2023 along with our 2023- 24 action plan. Previous reports can be viewed in the archive section at the end of this page.


WRES: A Model Employer

Please find below our targets and action plan to improve representation of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic staff across pay bands and staff groups, and to reduce or eliminate the disparity ratio between white staff and minority ethnic staff progression through the pay bands.


NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard

Please find below our Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Report for 2023 and WDES Action Plan 2023-24. Previous years reports can be found in the Archive section at the end of this page.


Gender Pay Gap Report

Please find below our Gender Pay Gap Report for 31st March 2023. Previous years reports can be found in the Archive section at the end of this page.


EDS2023 Report

Please find below our Equality Delivery System (EDS) 2023 Report and Action Plan. Previous years reports can be found in the Archive section at the end of this page.


Public Sector Equality Duty Annual Report

Please find below our Public Sector Equality Duty Annual Report for 2024. Previous years reports can be found in the Archive section at the end of this page.

An important part of our public sector equality duty is how we show due regard in decision making that could affect staff, patients, or communities.

We are in the process of refreshing our equality analysis templates and processes. Information and published documents will appear here on completion of this update.


Equality Objectives

Our strategic equality objective is to ‘ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of what we do, and to create compassionate and inclusive conditions for patients and staff’.

To achieve our strategic equality objectives, and using the data provided by the reports published on this page, the Trust’s annual equality objectives for 2023 – 2023 are as follows:

  • Embed NHS EDI Improvement Plan in working groups and Trust governance. 31st December 2023.
  • Develop action plan and governance for NW Anti-Racist Framework. 31st January 2024.
  • Review Equality Act 2010 compliance. 31st March 2024.
  • Deliver inclusion and equity for disabled service users action plan. 31st March 2024.
  • Provision of new language interpretation contracts for spoken/written language and signed languages. 30th September 2023.
  • Draft and agree community engagement calendar and oversight plan. 31st December 2023.
  • Prepare mid-point assessment and action plan for Veteran Aware accreditation. 31st January 2024.
  • Prepare application and action plan for silver Defence Employers Recognition Scheme. 31st March 2024.
  • Develop and publish reservist policy and toolkit. 31st March 2024.
  • Draft and launch ESR how to self-report equality guide. 31st December 2023.
  • Develop and publish reasonable adjustments for staff policy and toolkit. 31st March 2024.
  • Develop and publish gender diversity in the workplace policy and toolkit. 31st March 2024.
  • Establish calendar for menopause café events. 31st December 2023.
  • Develop governance for staff networks. 31st March 2024.

The Trust’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy is in the process of review, our current strategy can be found below:


Previous reports archive