Publications and reports

Equality and Diversity Strategy

This Equality Strategy sets out our commitment to the Equality and Human Rights agenda.

Equality Strategy 2015-2018

Equality and Diversity Steering Group

The Equality & Diversity Steering Group is the formal mechanism by which the Trust can oversee its processes to eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender, marital status, age, disability, race, religion and belief, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality or social class. The group will discuss and commission activities and ensure leadership, accountability and working arrangements to proactively deliver the Trust's Equality and Diversity Agenda and raise awareness of the need for individuals who visit (patients, visitors and carers) and those employed by the Trust to be treated fairly and ensure equality for all.

The Equality and Diversity Steering Group Minutes – May 2015
The Equality and Diversity Steering Group Minutes – September 2015

The Equality and Diversity Steering Group Minutes – December 2015

Equality Delivery System

The Equality Delivery System (EDS) has been developed by the NHS for the NHS. It is designed to specifically support service delivery that is fair, equal to all and delivers services that meet the needs of a diverse population.

Implementation of the Equality Delivery System – EDS2 is a requirement on both NHS commissioners and NHS providers.

Workforce Race Equality Standards

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced on July 31 2014 that it had agreed action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.

The Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) report is used to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality, including a specific indicator to address the low levels of BME Board representation. The 9 indicators are made up of: 4 workforce metrics; 4 Staff Survey Indicators; and 1 indicator for Board Membership.

Workforce Race Equality Standards

WRES indicator action plan

Accessible information standard

Accessible Information aims to ensure that people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information about their health and care which they can read and understand (for example in easy read, braille or via email) and communication support if they need it (for example British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation).

Accessible Information Implementation Plan June 2016

Accessible information standard


End of Life Booklet

Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership have developed an End of Life information booklet. The booklet provides information to Relatives and Carers about what support and services are available at end of life. The booklet is available in a number of different languages and in large font, it provides clear sign-posting information to what services and support is available from Health, Local Authorities, Corner Office and voluntary sector organisations. It also provides information on the cultural and spiritual needs, different faiths and their practices before, at the time of and after death.

Should you require any leaflets to be translated, please contact PALS on +44(0) 1926 600 054 or pals@swft.nhs.uk who will arrange for this to be done. This will normally take 3-5 working days depending on complexity of the leaflet.