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Equality and Diversity

Milton Keynes is a multicultural and diverse community. MKUH is committed to providing services that meet each individual’s needs. Treating everyone with the compassion and respect they deserve.

We want to encourage our staff, patients and visitors to foster an environment that is free from discrimination. Our vision and values act as principles to guide us in our thinking and actions. Our equality objectives serve to promote these standards.

Equality and Diversity Reports

The Trust is required to publish annual information that demonstrates its compliance with the Equality Duty as defined by the Equality Act 2010. This means that the Trust must demonstrate that it has given due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between employees who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between employees who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission recognises that the Global Pandemic has presented us with some unprecedented challenges and therefore the requirement for Reporting has been extended.

The EHRC has informed NHS England and NHS Improvement that NHS organisations will have the option to defer the publication of information and equality objectives, to comply with the Specific Equality Duties, until no later than 5th October 2021. The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) remains fully in force and the EHRC on their website makes this clear.

To ensure the Trust meets its PSED we publish our Annual Report. In prioritising our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, currently the Trust has not yet published our report however we will do so at the earliest available opportunity to meet the extended timeline of 5 October 2021.

Danielle Petch

Director of Workforce

Equality Delivery System Report

Gender Pay Gap Report

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Report

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Report