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Equality and Diversity at CHFT

We treat everyone with fairness and respect, recognising the diverse needs of individuals.Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relationships between community groups.

Our Trust is fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010. As part of that commitment, the Trust meets its statutory obligations within the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010 to:

1   Publish evidence to demonstrate that the Trust meets the requirements of the Act by the end of January each year – the Public Sector Equality Duty Report

2   Devise (utilising the Equality Delivery System 2 generic framework) organisational equality objectives in consultation with the local community

1. Public Sector Equality Duty Report

The Trust pays “due regard” to equality, as required by the Act. The latest Public Sector Equality Duty report is provided here.

2. Equality Objectives


2016 – 2020

Workforce race equality standard

The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a national equality standard for employment against which all NHS organisations are to be assessed.  The WRES is operational from 1 April 2015. The standard has been developed to improve workforce race equality across the NHS.  It aims to improve the opportunities, experiences and working environment for BME staff, and in so doing, help lead improvements in the quality of care and satisfaction for all patients.

The Trust is required to publish baseline workforce data against the WRES on an annual basis. This year the trust is required to publish by September 2018. This can be found here. Also the data tables can be found here. The Trust has produced an action plan based on the 2018 WRES submission, this can be found here.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments on the Public Sector Equality Duty Report, or would like to receive the report or information relating to the objectives in alternative formats eg large print, braille, languages other than English, please contact Vanessa Henderson on 01484 347342 or by e-mail at

Additional information