Equality and Diversity

The organisation values the rich diversity, skills and abilities that people from differing backgrounds and experiences bring to the workplace. Implementing and abiding by a policy that provides for diversity and equal opportunities and deters unlawful discrimination is therefore important to this organisation.

Every person working for, or on behalf of, this organisation plays a vital role in implementing its aim to create an inclusive working environment where diversity is welcomed and everyone can work without fear of discrimination..

The organisation also aims to be clear about how it will deal with actions that adversely impact on its stated aims.

A key aspect of creating a diverse workplace, with equal opportunity afforded to all, is the non-toleration of any form of discrimination, direct or indirect, within working arrangements and practices.

We are committed to:

  • ensuring that all visitors are treated with dignity and respect
  • promoting equality of opportunity between men and women
  • not tolerating any discrimination or perceived discrimination against, or harassment of, any visitor for reason of age, sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief
  • providing the same treatment and services (including the ability to register with the Practice) to any visitor irrespective of age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, religion or belief
  • This Policy applies to the general public, including all patients and their families, visitors and contractors
  • Discrimination by the Practice or Visitors / patients against you
  • If you feel you have been a victim of Discrimination by our Practice please contact the Practice Manager immediately, who will fully investigate the claim.
  • Discrimination of our Practice Staff
  • The Practice operates on a zero tolerance policy any visitor who expresses any form of discrimination will be asked to leave the premises immediately, if you are a patient of the surgery you may also be removed from the Practice books at the GP partners discretion.