Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is committed to giving an excellent service to patients and to being a model employer.
Our aim is to ensure that all our services are accessible, appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the whole community and we have a workforce representative at all levels of the population we serve, which are managed fairly and equitably.
What does equality and diversity mean?
We recognise that different people have different needs. Equality for the trust means:
Opportunities for employment, promotion, training and development are open to all on an equal basis
Access to services are sensitive to individual needs irrespective of colour, disability, ethnic origin, age, gender, illness (such as long term conditions), marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and social background
All future service developments take into account the needs of all groups within the community
Patients, staff, volunteers and all other service users and providers are treated with dignity and respect.
Diversity is about creating a culture and developing practices that recognise, respect and value differences for the benefit of the organisation and the individual.
The trust has developed an Equality & Diversity Strategy to reinforce our vision and to give direction for the pursuit of the highest standards of equality and diversity in all our services.
The trust will continue to embed its equality and diversity values into all its policies, procedures and everyday practice, so that equality and diversity is the norm.