Equality and diversity

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust values equality and diversity for our staff, customers and stakeholders. We understand that diversity is about recognising and valuing differences for the benefit of relationships between the Trust, patients, staff, volunteers and the public. It is about treating everyone with dignity and respect and valuing everyone’s human rights.

The Trust has a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and is committed to ensuring fairness for all and eliminating discrimination on the grounds of:

  • age
  • sex
  • race and ethnicity
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender re-assignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • marriage and civil partnership

UHS aims to be a leading organisation for promoting equality and diversity. We believe that any modern organisation has to reflect the full diversity of the communities and people it serves, from both an employment perspective and from a service delivery perspective.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity annual action plan

Our Trust equality, diversity and inclusivity annual action plan for 2015-16 is available to download. The Workforce race equality standard summary report is also available.