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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Providing High Quality, Accessible and Responsive Services

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is strongly committed to ensuring its services and employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive for the diverse communities we serve and the workforce we employ. This is reflected and reinforced in our ‘vision and values’.

Our commitment
  • We will celebrate and harness our unique, rich and diverse communities and workforce
  • We want everyone who comes into contact with the Trust to feel valued and respected
  • We will provide services to all our communities in a fair and appropriate way
  • We want to remove any barriers for people when they are accessing our services

Public Sector Equality Publication

The Public Sector Specific Equality Duties require NHS Trusts to publish information that demonstrates compliance with the general equality duties. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has published the following reports to demonstrate our compliance:

Workforce Race Equality Standard

NHS England have incorporated the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) into the 2015/16 NHS Standard Contact. The standard requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indiactors of workforce equality. Our results and associated action plan are  published below.

Gender pay gap reporting

On 31 March 2017, it became mandatory for public sector organisations with more than 250 employees to report annually on their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is an equality measure that shows the difference in average earnings between women and men. In order to meet this legislation, we have published our gender pay gap below and on the Government’s website.

Gender Pay Gap Report March 2020 

Learning Disability

We offer unique support for people with learning disability - the strength of our outlook is the partnership approach between service users, carers and external organisations. Read more about our support for people with learning disability.

What to do when you are feeling unwell - multilingual patient videos

Stockport lies just a few miles form Manchester, one of the most linguistically diverse cities in Europe and home to over 150 different languages. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG`s) have been working closely with multilingual GPs to develop a new approach to help reach local people whose first language may not be English.

Working in conjunction with local GPs, we have produced a number of videos, which are available in Arabic, Bengali, English, Punjabi and Urdu. These videos provide information on what to do when you are feeling unwell. The GPs explain which NHS services are available to use such as pharmacies, 111, GPs, and A&E. Click here to view these videos.

Equality Impact Assessments

The purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is to improve the work of the Trust, by promoting equality and ensuring that policies and functions do not discriminate either directly or indirectly against staff and service users.

EIA’s are completed as part of all Policies, SOP’s and Services (not undergoing re-design) and can be viewed within the policy/SOP/Services document.

NHS England have incorporated the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) into the 2015/16 NHS Standard Contact. THe standard requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indiactors of workforce equality. Our results and associated action plan are published below.

Diversity Matters Newsletter

Copies of our Diversity Matters newsletter are below.

Diversity Matters Newsetter January 2019 

Diversity Matters Newsletter - August 2018 


Key Events and dates

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is held in February each year to celebrate the history and achievements of the LGBT community. For this year`s events in Stockport, see below.  

 LGBT History Month 2019 posters 

 LGBT History Month programme 2019 

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated in October every year to learn, recognise and celebrate the achievements of Black Asian & Minority Ethnic people . Please find link for this year’s celebrations.  Black History Month Event Poster The event will be fun as well as educational and there will be entertainment and food!


For further information, please contact:

Annela Hussain - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Email: equality@stockport.nhs.uk

Phone: 0161 419 4784



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