SECAmb is passionately committed to ensuring to equality, diversity and incusion in service provision and employment and opposes all forms of discrimination. All patients accessing our services and all staff and volunteers, whether part-time or full-time and whether permanent or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect.
Gathering equality information and using it to inform decision-making enables us to achieve better outcomes for our patients, improves staff experience and satisfaction. and achieves greater value for money in the services we deliver, through better targeting of services.
In order to have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty, we must demonstrate that we understand the impact of our policies and practices on people with protected characteristics. Collecting and analysing equality information is an important way for us to develop this understanding.
The information we collect ensures that we have enough evidence to inform the decisions we make, enabling us to deliver the best possible services for our patients and working environments for staff. We worked closely with our Inclusion Hub Advisory Group (a diverse group of stakeholders and staff, including representation of all protected characteristics) and our Inclusion Working Group (a group of senior managers responsible for embedding Equality and Diversity in the Trust) to develop a core data set of information to publish against. Each area of information has an identified lead for collecting and analysing the information and details the anticipated outcomes of collecting and using the information in order to demonstrate that we are meeting the aims of the general duty.
The information in the published report takes account of the period 1 April 2019 to 31st March 2020
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