Equality and diversity

Equality Diversity and Inclusion is a part of everything we do. It is our belief that we must prevent unlawful discrimination, offer equality of opportunity and provide an inclusive environment for patients, carers, visitors and staff. We are incredibly proud of our inclusive and multicultural workforce at The Hillingdon Hospitals NGS Foundation Trust, but what does Equality Diversity and Inclusion really mean?


Under the Equality Act 2010 NHS organisations have what is called a ‘general equality duty’, this means that we must:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.


Diversity is valuing everyone as a unique individual. It means recognising that some people will need different treatment to achieve a fair outcome – which is why we are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. It means treating all our employees with decency, dignity and respect, with no tolerance for harassment, bullying or discrimination.


Inclusion is a part of engagement. No one is excluded from opportunities to fulfil their potential because of any of those protected characteristics. Therefore we aim to provide services to all sections of the communities and recruit/retain workforce, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or sensory impairment or social and cultural background.




Name Size/Type Description Date
Appendix 3- Workforce Disability Equality Standard 2021-22.pptx 3234KB PPTX 03 Feb 2023
EDI Gender Pay Gap 2023.pptx 385KB PPTX 15 Feb 2024
EDI WRES Report 2022-23.pdf 745KB PDF 03 Nov 2023
EDI_Annual_Report_2021-2022.pdf 1483KB PDF 02 Dec 2022
Equality Gender Pay Gap 2022.pptx 322KB PPTX 29 Mar 2023
THH EDI action plan- 2022-23.pdf 313KB PDF 24 Feb 2023
THH EDI WRES Report 2021-22.pdf 622KB PDF 24 Feb 2023
Trust_Annual_WRES_Action_Plan.pdf 117KB PDF 02 Dec 2022