The Equality Hub was established by Barbara Harris (Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) in 2015. It is a go-to resource for reliable, reputable, timely, equality, diversity and human rights information. These days the Equality Hub is used by healthcare institutions and professionals from around the world, along with local public sector providers. It was recognised as a significant and valuable resource in 2018 by the Chief Executive Dame Marianne Griffiths.
BSUH NHS Trust is one of the few NHS organisations which has a website dedicated to equality, diversity and inclusion.
BSUH NHS Trust recognises that staff and those who access services come from diverse backgrounds, and may face the possibility of multiple discrimination. It strives to ensure that they do not experience discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender identity (trans, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, gender fluid), marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (ethnicity, nationality, skin colour), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
If you have concerns but you aren’t sure how to raise them or want advice about good practice, you can call the NHS and Social Care Whistleblowing Helpline on: 08000 724 725.