Internal Reference Number: FOI_6727
Date Request Received: 08/08/2022 00:00:00
Date Request Replied To: 31/08/2022 00:00:00
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Request Summary: Request regarding financial efforts to promote diversity
Request Category: Private Individuals
|Question Number 1:
I would like to know the number of employees within your trust whose job roles formally require them to address issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), including but not limited to all staff whose job title has ‘EDI’, ‘Equality’, ‘Diversity’ or ‘Inclusion’ in it, as well as all remuneration costs for these roles.
|Answer To Question 1:
1 - £69k
|Question Number 2:
Does your NHS trust have an EDI strategy, a diversity strategy, or any other strategy aimed at increasing the amount of female, BAME, LGBT+, or disabled employees?
|Answer To Question 2:
The trust EDI Strategy is being prepared and is currently being consulted on by our Staff Networks, Staff Side and Trust Board for final approval.
|Question Number 3:
What are the costs related to the development and implementation of these strategies?
|Answer To Question 3:
The only separately identified costs are those indicated in response to Q1 above.
|Question Number 4:
Is your NHS trust involved in any other project or initiative aimed at promoting diversity, in terms of gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual preference or ablebodiedness, and if so, what are the costs related to these projects or initiatives?
|Answer To Question 4:
We are developing action under the NHS People Plan and Promise, and engaging with the NHS six high priority actions for overhauling recruitment.
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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.