Equality and Diversity
Equality and Diversity South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is committed to engaging with the diverse local communities which it serves and recognises the benefits of having a diverse workforce.
SCAS is committed to raising the profile of diversity throughout the organisation. The inaugural meetings of the Trust’s Equality and Diversity Steering Group that is chaired by our Chief Executive Will Hancock, focuses on covering the eight equality (race, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, gender identity and working patterns) strands that have been set up and reports into this group which meets quarterly.
The Trust has undertaken an extensive communications campaign to raise awareness and encourage a culture where diversity is valued. This has included publishing a diversity calendar showing dates which have significance across the eight stands and a series of publications which have aimed to inform its workforce. SCAS aims to eliminate all forms of unfair or unlawful discrimination and aims to ensure that its workforce have the knowledge to provide first class patient care which takes account of faith, belief, ethnic background, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, domestic circumstances, social and employment status.
SCAS obligations and commitment to Diversity are set out in our Single Equality Scheme and our Equality and Diversity policy.