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​Equality and Diversity

As a Trust we are committed to developing a culture which eliminates victim​isation, discrimination and harassment for all staff and patients. We aim to promote equality of opportunity and celebrate the diversity between people, which leads to the delivery of world class care that is relevant to the varied needs of our local community.

We are committed to ensuring that our services are relevant and accessible to everybody, based on their needs and will support and value our staff regardless of disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender or age.​

To find out more about Equality and Diversity in the Trust please refer to our information below:

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board July 2019

Equality and Diversity Board Report July 2018

Equality and Diversity Action Plan July 2018

Annual Equality and Diversity Report 2016


Dorset County Hospital Workforce Disability Equality Scheme (WDES) 2018/19

Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) March 2019

​Dorset County Hospital Workforce Race Equality Standards 2018/19

Dorset County Hospital Workforce Race Equality Scheme (WRES) 2018/19

Dorset County Hospital Workforce Race Equality Standards 2017/18 

Workforce Race Equality Standard Benchmarking Data

Workforce Race Equality Standards Annual Collection


Gender Pay Gap Report for Trust Board July 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report for Finance and Performance Committee July 2018

Gender Pay Gap Infographic​


Equality Objectives 2014 - 2016

Equality Policy

Equality Delivery System (EDS) for the NHS Guide

EDS Easy Read Version

EDS Grades Manual

EDS Outcomes Framework​