Equality and Diversity

Our practice is committed to providing equality of opportunity and anti-oppressive practice. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of discrimination, harassment or oppressive practices and is committed to stopping it.

The organisation wishes to secure genuine equality of opportunity whether required by
legislation or not, in all aspects of its activities.

It applies to the provision of services, all aspects of employment from recruitment, selection and training of staff and volunteers, to conditions of service and reasons of termination of employment.

The individual responsibility of everyone connected to and acting on behalf of the organisation.

It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of protected characteristics under the Equality Act, these are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

We will also not treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of:

  • physical or mental disability
  • responsibility for dependents
  • caring responsibilities
  • political affiliation
  • offending background
  • or any other improper ground

All employees and job applications are treated fairly and consistently and are not subject  to unjustifiable requirements or conditions.

Services provided to the public do not disadvantage patients on any of the grounds
detailed above.