Equality and diversity

At QVH, we are committed to ensuring that our services and employment practices are fair, accessible and appropriate for the diverse patient community we serve and the workforce we employ. Our patients, their carers, visitors and our staff deserve the very best we can give them in an environment in which all feel respected, valued and empowered.

Information on our equality schemes, impact assessments and related data are available in the publications section.

Compliance with the Equality Act 2010

Since 2006, QVH has been producing and publishing equality and diversity reports. As an organisation, we have already been applying many of the principles that were proposed within the Equality Bill, which became the Equality Act 2010.

Our annual equality and human rights reports hold key data on staff and, more recently, service users and other important groups like foundation trust members. This information assists us in meeting the three aims of the general duty of the Equality Act.

Area of compliance: Equality data – three aims of the general duty
What we call it: Equality and Human Rights Annual Report

Area of compliance: Due regard
What we call it: Equality and Human Right Impact Assessments

Area of compliance: Equality objective publication
What we call it: Equality Objective Scheme 2012-2016

Area of compliance: Equality objective scheme consultation and engagement
What we call it: Equality Objective Scheme 2012-2016

Earlier reports are available on request from the Head of Human Resources.

Contact us

If you have any queries about our work to promote equality and diversity, please contact:

  • Our equality and diversity helpline – 01273 716596
  • Our Deputy Director of Nursing on 01342 414326
  • Our Deputy Head of HR on 01342 414476