Equality information

Equality information enables us to understand the impact of our policies and practices on the people who use our services and on our staff

At The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust we recognise and celebrate the value equality, diversity and inclusion contribute to the positive experience of those who use our services and the people who work with us.

Our annual Equality Report provides an update on the progress we have made in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion for our patients and for our staff. The annual report also gives an overview of some of our plans for the coming year. Publishing this report forms part of our compliance with the legal requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), part of the Equality Act 2010.

Our equality information helps us identify areas for concern and informs our action planning and the development of our Equality Objectives, ensuring a direct relationship between the data and findings and the priorities we set for our organisation.

Who do we engage with about our equality information and equality and diversity issues?

Engaging with people who use our services and with our staff is fundamental to understanding their particular needs and what matters to them.

The equality information has been discussed with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group which includes Patient Governors and representatives of our Patient and Carer Advisory Group, along with managers and staff side. This group approves our equality report and information for publishing, identifying and endorsing areas for action and monitors progress.

Wherever we can we benchmark our services with other NHS trusts and organisations to ensure we are constantly striving to deliver the best services and provide the best employment opportunities.

Published equality information

Our published equality information below details how we have given due regard to the three aims of the Equality Duty.

If you have any questions about our equality information or if you would like to get involved in the equality work of The Royal Marsden, please contact our Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion by emailing diversity@rmh.nhs.uk