Equality and Diversity
The Equality Delivery System (Objectives)
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) outlines to staff and the public how the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust intends to demonstrate its commitment to being an organisation that embraces equality and human rights and its stand against discrimination of any kind. This will embrace actions to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender, ethnicity, marriage and civil partnership, disability and pregnancy and maternity.
Equality Objectives 2013-2014
Equality Objectives 2012-2013
Equality Objectives update for 2012
The SCAS LGBT is a network of staff celebrating the culture and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people within SCAS. The network is open to all SCAS staff, volunteers or contractors regardless of sexuality.
For more information please email LGBT@scas.nhs.uk.
Download an application form and become a member by completing the application form.
Print off our LGBT Network poster to display in your workplace.
Click here to submit your SCAS LGBT Network Exec Committee Nominations
Equality & Diversity Steering Group
The purpose of the Equality & Diversity Steering Group is to provide support, advice, assurance and governance for the Trust Board to ensure the organisation is committed to:
- Developing a culture of promoting Equality and Diversity and eliminating discrimination.
- Meeting its duties and responsibilities under Equality, Diversity & Human Rights legislation and codes of practice, including NHS and the Department of Health standards
- Promoting, recognising and valuing the diverse nature of communities and staff groups within South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Here you can find the Terms of Reference of the group and minutes of meetings.
Equality & Diversity Reports
Public Sector Equality Duty
Equality & Diversity Annual Report
- Our 2011-12 Equality and Diversity Annual Report provides details on how South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is making progress on the implementation of its Equality and Diversity Strategy (also known as the Single Equality Scheme).
Equality & Diversity Workforce Quarterly Reports
Disabled people including guide dog owners and other blind or partially sighted people have important rights under the Equality Act 2010, or Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland. The Equality Act 2010 consolidates and replaces previous discrimination legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act in England, Wales and Scotland. The Equality Act and DDA in Northern Ireland provides for blind and partially sighted people to have the same right to services such as GP surgeries, hospitals and walk-in centres as everyone else. It includes a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled people can access services. This includes amending a 'no dogs' policy to allow guide dogs and other assistance dogs.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Guide Dogs) have produced a document "Access to Medical Facilities for guide dog owners and other blind and partially sighted people" which can be accessed by clicking the following link;