Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Workforce

Equality Diversity

Workforce Race Equality Scheme (WRES)

The Trust has completed a WRES assessment for 2018/2019 and has approved a WRES Action Plan which will be reviewed and updated during 2019-20 in consultation with our staff. View our Workforce Race Equality Report for more information.

Workforce Disability Equality Scheme (WDES)

The Trust has completed a WDES assessment for 2018/2019 and has approved an initial WDES Action Plan which will be reviewed and updated during 2019-20 in consultation with our staff. View our Workforce Disability Equality Report for more information.

Equal Pay Statement

Everyone who works in the NHS, or applies to work in the NHS, should be treated fairly and valued equally. All conditions of service and job requirements should fit with the needs of the service and those who work in it, regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances, social and employment status, HIV status, gender reassignment, political affiliation or trade union membership.

In order to put The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s commitment to equal pay into practice, it will:

  • examine and keep under review existing and future pay practices including continuing to utilise nationally-agreed job evaluation initiatives;
  • carry out regular monitoring of the impact of the Trust’s pay practices;
  • provide training and guidance for managers and supervisory staff directly involved in decisions about pay and benefits; and
  • continue to work in partnership with the recognised Trade Unions and Professional Organisations on the actions and implementation of the above.

In March 2019 the Trust completed its second gender pay gap report for the reporting period April 2017 – March 2018. You can read more about it here. This will be updated during 2019-20.

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

The Gender Pay Gap shows the difference between the average (mean or median) earnings of men and women. It can also help us to assess the levels of equality in the workplace, female and male participation, and how we effectively talent is being managed and maximised.

The 2019 report covers the statutory requirements of gender pay gap legislation and includes information about the Shropshire and Telford NHS Trust. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities that we serve, and have initiatives in place to support achieving this.

We will use the results of the Gender Pay Gap Report to develop key priorities to address the gender pay gap.

Equality Impact Assessments

The Equality Act 2010 requires all public authorities to conduct Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) on their policies and proposals.

Completion of Equality Impact Assessments forms part of the approval process for all corporate policies in the Trust and for key service changes.

If you would like to request a copy of an Equality Impact Assessment please fill in a feedback form.