Equality and Diversity
We know that many people experience discrimination through social exclusion and harassment because of their Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation. We recognise our responsibility to challenge and change this to achieve the highest standards in equality. We are committed to being a proactive agent for change and that is why we see equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do.
By investing in equality and diversity NHS Lanarkshire aims to improve services and patient care. We want to:
- Ensure that our staff and service users are in a safe, inclusive and accessible environment
- Ensure that our services are accessible to all communities across Lanarkshire
- Promote health and well-being for all people
- Attract, train, promote and support a workforce that is diverse and representative of general society
To meet the requirements of the Specific Duties of the Equality Act 2010 NHS Lanarkshire has produced and published the following documents which support our equality and diversity aims:
NHS Lanarkshire Workforce Equality Monitoring Report for 2016 will be an appendix to the NHS Lanarkshire Workforce Plan 2017-2020 and will be submitted to the Scottish Government in draft by 30th June 2017, with the final version submitted to NHS Lanarkshire Board in August 2017 to seek endorsement and published thereafter.
For more information please contact:
Equality and Diversity Manager
Tel: 01698 377816