Equality & Diversity

Our Commitment

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our services and employment practices are fair, accessible and appropriate for all patients, visitors and carers in the community we serve, as well as the talented and diverse workforce we employ. We recognise that different people have different needs and these pages tell you about what we are doing to meet those needs.

If you require more information please contact the Equality and Diversity Manager on 01254 732396, or email: diversity@elht.nhs.uk


NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS)

The evidence presented by the Trust has been collated as part of the implementation of the Department of Health’s Equality Delivery System (EDS). The EDS is designed as a tool to be used to help all staff and NHS organisations understand how equality can drive improvements and strengthen the accountability of services to patients and the public. It will help ensure that everyone - patients, public and staff - has a voice in how organisations are performing and where they should improve.

The EDS encourages Trusts to work with their service users, staff and stakeholders to gather and analyse information on equalities, set equality objectives and make the changes required to become better employers and improve how frontline health services deliver good health outcomes for the protected groups.