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Equality and Diversity

Welcome to our Equality and Diversity Strategy.  This strategy will provide Isle of Wight NHS Trust with a sustainable delivery model for equality and diversity and help us respond positively to our legal, regulatory and commissioner requirements, including the Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. Established in April 2012, the Trust provides a full range of health services to an isolated offshore population of 140,000.

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Our Equality and Diversity Strategy will complement our wider workforce and clinical strategy and our inclusive culture will be defined by our organisational vision and values:

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Equality, Diversity and Human Rights are enshrined in the NHS constitution and are central to everything we do at our Trust.  We aim to be recognised as a national leader for the delivery of equality and diversity and our aims are illustrated in our Equality Standard Roadmap to 2022.

We have set ourselves ambitious targets and responded by launching a work programme for equality and diversity that is evaluated on positive measurable outcomes as an employer and service provider.

Our Equality and Diversity Strategy plan will contribute to the delivery of the trust vision, values and priorities over the next 4 years.  It sets out a clear approach that everyone in our organisation will be taking to ensure that we embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. 

The strategic aims of our equality plan are to:

  • enable our people to connect with our vision, values and behaviours;
  • respond positively to our quality, safety, operational and financial obligations and
  • recruit, retain and develop skilled and committed people. 

We will embed an evidenced based framework that empowers, engages and supports everyone who comes in to contact with us and monitor performance through a new Diversity Scorecard.



Diverse Inclusive Together

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