North Bristol NHS Trust has developed its equality work and an annual report is scrutinised by the Equality and Diversity Committee.
In 2010 the Trust Board agreed a single Equality Scheme. This brought together the existing schemes for Race, Disability and Gender and extended this to include Sexual Orientation, Religion or Belief, Age and Gender Identity before there was a legal requirement for this.
The Trust signed upto the Equality Delivery System (EDS) in 2012 and the protected charcteristics were all incorporated these are race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, age, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.
The annual report shows the actions taken by the Trust, in relation to the EDS and in consultation with patients and staff.