Equality and Diversity

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to creating a fully inclusive and accessible service.

Making equality and diversity an integral part of the business will enable us to enhance the services we deliver and better meet the needs of patients and staff.

We will treat people with dignity and respect, actively promote equality and diversity, and eliminate all forms of discrimination regardless of (but not limited to) age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership and pregnancy/maternity.

The Trust has gone some way towards embedding Equality and Diversity into its day to day business including:
Equality Impact Assessments are undertaken on all appropriate policies, strategies, procurement and service and organisational proposals
Equality and Diversity is included in the Trust’s induction programme, the mandatory update programme, HCA and preceptorship training and F1 and F2 Doctors training.

Local Population  

2011 Census tells us that the South West region is the second least diverse with respect to ethnicity with the population being 95.4% white. Within this the population of Plymouth is 96.1% white

The census figures for gender show that nationally, 50.8% of the population is female which reflects the 2010 equalities review by Plymouth City Council Social Inclusion unit which found that 50.7% of the population of Plymouth is female.

For the South West region the census shows that 60.4% of the population is Christian, 29.3% have no religion, 1.0% are Muslim, 1.5% other and 7.9% did not state their religion

Please click on the links below to see our equality data summaries (all information on the Equality and Diversity web pages is available in alternative formats upon request).

Patient data

Patient Analysis 2013

There has been a slight decrease in the proportion of patient ethnicity that is recorded as unknown. This is in part due to the introduction of the electronic sign in kiosks in outpatient areas which allows patients to update this information themselves

Equality Delivery System – EDS2

The Trust has completed an assessment against the four  goals of the Equality Delivery System. This draft summary report was presented to the Trust Board for approval on the 31st March and the approved final summary report was published in April 2017.

Click here to download the assessment

Workforce Race Equality Standard Report

As part of the Trust's commitment to promoting equality we have implemented and the Workforce Race Equality Standard. Click here to read our report.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting (31st March 2017)

Overall Pay
Women’s mean hourly rate of pay is lower by 32.1%
Women’s median hourly rate of pay is lower by 13.1%
Women’s mean hourly rate of bonus pay is lower by* 43.2%
Women’s median hourly rate of bonus pay is lower by* 60.4%


Bonus Pay
  Male Female
Percentage of employees who received bonus pay* 22.5% 9.8%

*Medics CEA awards

How many men and women are in each quarter of the Trust payroll?
  Male Female
Upper quartile 43.0% 57.0%
Upper middle quartile 16.4% 83.6%
Lower middle quartile 18.9% 81.1%
Lower quartile 25.4% 74.6%

Gender Pay Gap Report


If you have any comments or suggestions about our services either as a service user or as a member of our workforce, please contact: 

For service users please contact:
Jayne Glynn, Patient Experience Manager, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Level 7, Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8DH Tel:   01752 439695

For workforce users please contact:
Jenny Birchall, HR Business Partner, HR Department,  Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Level 2, NU Building, Brest Rd, Plymouth PL6 5YE. Tel: 01752 437042



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