Equality and diversity

The Royal Marsden believes in providing equity in its services, in treating people fairly with respect and dignity, and in valuing diversity, both as a health services provider and as an employer.

Our equality and diversity aims:

  • Provide the best possible healthcare services we can, making sure that they are accessible and delivered in a way that respects the differing needs of the individual.
  • Employ staff who are motivated because they feel valued for the contributions they make and the diversity they bring to The Royal Marsden, who are well trained and who reflect at all levels the diversity of the population that The Royal Marsden serves.
  • Embed our equality and diversity values into our policies and procedures, and our everyday practice.
  • Regularly monitor and report on our equality objectives, on patient and workforce information and on equality impact assessments to evaluate how we are doing and to set goals and actions in response.
  • Ensure that all services procured for The Royal Marsden, and all staff working on behalf of The Royal Marsden, understand and support our commitment to promoting equality and diversity in everything we do.

We believe that the people who use our services, their carers and our staff should be treated with respect and dignity. This means we will not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism or any other form of discrimination against staff, service users or carers. We are also committed to tackling these issues and we welcome any comments you may have to help us to improve.

We welcome the spirit and direction of the NHS Constitution and will endeavour to ensure it is firmly embedded within our organisation, promoting equality and fostering good relations between people who share protected equality characteristics and those who don't.

Your views count

We are very keen to involve our patients, carers, staff and members of the public in the continuing development of our work and our equality objectives. We invite you to contact us by emailing diversity@rmh.nhs.uk.

Disability Confident

The “Positive about Disability” scheme known as the “Two Ticks” scheme was replaced by the Disability Confident Scheme. It is a voluntary scheme and there are three levels of scheme membership, graded on what an organisation can demonstrate it is doing to support people with disabilities in work. 

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust was a member of the “Two Ticks” scheme and welcomes being a member of the Disabioity Confident Scheme as an opportunity to actively demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that disabled people are treated fairly.

The Royal Marsden has been granted Level 2 – Disability Confident Employer status and we have actively committed to:

  • Interview all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job
  • Provide an inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Be flexible when assessing people, to provide disabled applicants with the best opportunity to demonstrate they can do the job
  • Make reasonable adjustments in the workplace

As part of our Level 2 Disability Confident Employer status we are required to demonstrate progression by undertaking a self-assessment process.

For more information please contact diversity@rmh.nhs.uk