EMAS is committed to the active promotion of equality and human rights to ensure fair and equal access to services, and ensuring the care and welfare of all patients.
This means respecting and involving service users and organisations such as Healthwatch, local authorities, equality networks and the voluntary sector.
This demonstrates our commitment to respond to discrimination and harassment, promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and ensuring dignity and respect whilst we provide treatment and care.
This commitment also extends to the way in which we involve, support, empower and develop our staff.
We recently held our second Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Day, with colleagues helping to shape our equality priorities.
Our Equality and Diversity Manager provides advice and support and drives progress on equalities across the Trust. For example, equality and diversity learning outcomes are integrated into the induction process and essential education, and we have a Diversity Inclusion Group that monitors progress on equality and diversity.
You can read our Equality every day at EMAS document which gives you more information on Equality and Diversity within the Trust.
You can also read our Public Sector Equality Duty document. The Public Sector Equality Duty is a duty that all public bodies, and others carrying out public functions, must comply with.