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Monday, 18 June 2018
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

 

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The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust has expressed our long-standing commitment to ensuring our services and employment practices are fair, accessible, and appropriate for the diverse community we serve and the workforce we employ. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is the “golden thread” which runs through our ‘vision and values’, our People Organisational and Development strategy,  and our Trust-wide strategy; “Writing the next chapter

At Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, we are constantly thinking of new ways to engage with our diverse workforce and the local population. We want to ensure the service we provide meets with the needs of those we serve, and those who work within the Trust. We believe that this is not just a legal requirement, but is genuinely important.​

  • We want to make it easy for people to access our services
  • We want to recruit and retain our staff from all diverse communities
  • We want our staff and those who use our services to be valued and respected as individuals
  • We want to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and honestly.

 

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is Disability Confident Committed

The Trust has signed up to be a Disability Go Committed employer and we have committed to the following:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health conditions, enabling them to stay in work

 

The Trust's disability staff reference group, is able to offer advice or support for those with a disability applying for posts in Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

For staff currently working in the Trust who may seek advice, support or want to engage or be part of the Disability Reference Group, contact the Equality and Diversity Lead on Direct Line: 01473 704707 (internal extn: 6707).

 

Key Documents

Our Disability Confident Committed certificate

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