We are proud of the diverse communities that we serve and the rich diversity of talented staff we have. 

We believe that we are an anchor organisation for Nuneaton and Bedworth which requires us to ensure we are an inclusive NHS Trust.  To do this, we will ensure the services provided by George Eliot NHS Trust are inclusive to all service users regardless of whether they have a protected characteristic or otherwise.

We also need to ensure that we are an inclusive employer, attracting the best talent for our organisation and one that represents the needs of our rich and culturally diverse area. 

We have some legal requirements which include:

  • The Public sector equality duty
  • The publishing of annual EDI reports
  • Reporting of Workforce Race Equality Standards and Workforce Disability Equality Impact Standards and their subsequent action plans
  • Publishing of equality impact assessments

Our equality, diversity and inclusion work is led by the Inclusive Voice for All Operational Delivery Group which reports into the People Board and the Trust Board, as necessary. We are also proud to have six staff networks representing staff who share a protected characteristic or who count themselves as an ally.  Our staff networks are:

  • Age Network
  • Armed Forces Network
  • Disabilities and Carers Network
  • EmbRace Network
  • Faith, Belief and Spirituality
  • LGBT Network    

We're a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to the following:

  • make sure our recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible
  • communicate and promote vacancies
  • offer an interview to disabled people if they meet the essential criteria in the person specification
  • anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments if required
  • support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, allowing them to stay in work

An EIA should be carried out on new or significant changes to strategies, policies and functions before they are presented to the Trust Board, Trust Executive Group, Trust Operational Group, Divisional Boards or any local decision making management group for approval. It is a legal requirement to assess policies and practices.

In short, we need to look at anything that has a significant impact on people and the way people may be treated. This can include 'custom and practice’ in management decisions as well as formal written policy.

For further information on EQIA’s please contact the EDI team at edi@geh.nhs.uk

George Eliot Hospital has published its Gender Pay Gap data below.

Gender Pay Gap Report March 2022

Gender Pay Gap Report March 2023

To support this George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is implementing the Accessible Information Standard which aims to make sure that disabled people who are our patients, service users and their carers and parents have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they need here