Equality and Diversity
Our policy is designed to ensure and promote equality and inclusion, supporting the ethos and requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
The Collegiate Medical Centre is committed to becoming an organisation, which is pro-diversity and anti-discriminatory. Where everyone’s diversity is valued and appreciated and in recognising that everyone is different, valuing the unique contribution that individual experience, knowledge and skills can make in delivering service goals. This diversity should be visible at all levels of the organisation. Collegiate Medical Centre wants to develop services that open, culturally aware equally accessible to all sections of the community. This is what the new NHS should look like, the Government has made this explicit in the NHS Plan, the Improving Working Lives standard and the equalities framework for the NHS, ‘Vital Connections’ of which there are three main aims:
- To recruit, develop and retain a workforce that is able to deliver high quality services that are accessible, responsive and appropriate, to meet the diverse needs of different groups and individuals
- To ensure that the NHS is a fair employer achieving equality of opportunity and outcomes in the workplace
- To ensure the NHS uses it influence and resources as an employer to make a difference to the life opportunities and the health of its local community, especially those who are shut out or disadvantaged
Everyone who works for the Collegiate Medical Centre or applies for work must be treated fairly and valued equally. All recruitment processes, conditions of service, job requirements and learning and development opportunities, must fit with the needs of the service and those who work in it. This is regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances, social and employment status, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership.
The Collegiate Medical Centre will strive to provide an environment in which people want to work and to be a leader in good employment practice. This policy is about building on the current legal framework through the establishment of good practice and effective communication.
The Collegiate Medical Centre is also committed to enabling each member of staff to achieve his or her full potential in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect and protected from discrimination as per the Equality Act 2010.