Equality & Diversity
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity to all users of our services and our employees whilst recognising we each have our own diverse needs.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion cannot be separated from our PRIDE values and behaviours, which recognise the important role of our people in providing positive experiences for service users. For our workforce, the principle of ‘Know Your Staff’ (our compassionate and just approach to people management) is integral to leadership and embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity.
We are proud to have a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + (LGBT+) Staff Network and a Diverse Ability Staff Network. Our staff networks enable staff to play a vital role to play in making out hospital a better place to work and contribute to creating an even better staff and patient experience.
For more information or if you have an enquiry or comment that impacts the Trust’s staff or service users which you would like to raise then, please email us at EqualityandDiversity@nnuh.nhs.uk
You can view of the Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Overview, Goals and Objectives here
You can view of the Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workforce focused Action Plan here Please note; our Workforce Focused Action Plan incorporates WRES, WDES and EDS2 action plan.
Gender Pay Gap
You can view the Trust’s Gender Pay Gap Report here
Workforce Race Equality Standard
The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is the means of helping the NHS as a whole to improve its performance on workforce race equality. The WRES has nine indicators which highlight any differences between the experience and treatment of white staff and BAME staff with a view to help organisations close the gaps.
The WRES is a mandatory requirement embedded within the NHS Contract to ensure effective collection, analysis and use of workforce data to address the under-representation of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) staff across the NHS. It requires the Trust to demonstrate progress against the nine indicators specifically focused at Race equality.
The WRES has clear links with Equality Delivery System EDS2.
Our Annual data of the Workforce Race Equality Standard can be found here.
Our Annual report of the Workforce Race Equality Standard can be found here, which explains the data in more detail and our proposed actions.
Workforce Disability Equality Standard
The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) is a data-based standard that uses a series of measures to help improve the experiences of Disabled staff in the NHS. The ten evidence based metrics will enable NHS organisations to compare the reported outcomes and experiences of Disabled staff with non-disabled staff.
Our Annual data of the Workforce Disability Equality Standard can be found here.
Our Annual report of the Workforce Disability Equality Standard can be found here, which explains the data in more detail and our proposed actions.