Salisbury Foundation Trust

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Message from the Chief Executive, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

At Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust we respect and value the diversity of our patients, their relatives and carers, and our staff. We are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of the diverse communities we serve and providing high quality care. In striving to achieve this we will make best use of the range of talents and experience of our workforce.

Public Sector Duties

This is set against the backdrop of the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty which became law on 5 April 2011. This strengthens equality legislation through a series of themes (called Protected Characteristics), which provide additional protection from discrimination and a further requirement for organisations to promote equality. The protected characteristics are:

  • age
  • gender reassignment
  • being married or in a civil partnership
  • being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • disability 
  • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

The Trust complies with the law and aims to further develop better practice to ensure that we continue to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by law
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations between different equality groups..

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For further information please contact:

Elizabeth Swift

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01722 336262 Ext: 5834



Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

Person Centred & Safe





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