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NHS Kernow’s website closed on 30 June 2022. Visit the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board website for information about our health and care services.

Equality and diversity

NHS Kernow is committed to promoting equality in access to services, health outcomes and in employment. We aim to ensure that equality and diversity is at the centre of our work. It is also integral to all our functions and policies.

Gender pay gap

All employers with 250 or more staff must publish gender pay gap figures on an annual basis.

The figures set out the average pay gap between men and women as a:

  • mean, or average hourly basis
  • median, or hourly pay average of the person in the middle

Gender pay gap reports

Human rights

We are committed to ensuring all NHS services:

  • respect human rights
  • treat people fairly and equitably

We recognise the needs of the diverse communities we serve.

Read our human rights statement and guidance (PDF, 363 KB).

The statement:

  • explains the law on human rights
  • gives advice and guidance to people about the law on human rights
  • explains what this means in a healthcare environment

Public sector equality duty compliance

Setting and publishing equality information is part of NHS Kernow’s compliance with the Equality Act (2010). It helps to show how we meet the requirements of the public sector equality duty. Read our equality information report (PDF, 524 KB)

Our equality objectives are to:

  • raise awareness of protected characteristics and their cultures
  • monitor our workforce, recruitment, promotion, and selection processes
  • develop our workforce across all levels of the organisation, where staff are engaged and supported, and leaders and managers foster a culture of inclusion, wellbeing, and diversity

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The WRES aims to highlight the differences between the experience and treatment of white staff and ethnic minority staff. It aims to close the gap experienced in those metrics. Implementing the WRES is a requirement for both NHS commissioners and NHS healthcare providers. Read our WRES report.

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