Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, we believe everyone has the right to be respected and valued as an individual. We care about empowering people and having a culture that promotes equality, inclusivity and human rights. We are determined to do all we can for all people at all times to meet their individual needs and provide the very best experience.

We are committed to ensuring:

  • We treat everyone fairly, with dignity and respect
  • Opportunities are open to all
  • We provide a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone
  • We reflect these values in everything we do, from strategic plans to everyday activities

How we do this

Everyone at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is responsible for creating a culture that values and respects people. Read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2020-2023).

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lead provides expert support so we can meet our Public Sector Equality Duty, as well as enabling us to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve.

Our EDI Lead also:

  • Raises staff awareness and understanding of equality, diversity, inclusivity and human rights
  • Supports the active use of equality impact assessments to ensure our plans, services and policies appropriately meet people’s individual needs
  • Runs engagement events to proactively seek people’s views on equality issues, including how well we are doing on EDI
  • Arranges staff training in relation to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights, as well as Freedom to Speak Up and how to deal with bullying and harassment

The EDI Committee oversees equality, diversity and inclusion in the Trust. It reports to our Workforce and Organisational Development Committee (WOD) and has delegated responsibility to:

  • Ensure we’re compliant with the Public Sector Equality Duties
  • Provide assurance and support around compliance and delivery

The EDI Committee meets quarterly and is chaired by the Director of Workforce & OD. Its membership is representative of the services we provide and the catchment area we serve.

Listening and responding

Your views are important in helping us ensure our services are inclusive, respectful of diversity, and accessible to all. Listening to the experiences of patients, relatives/carers and others helps us understand what we are doing well and where we need to improve. We welcome feedback because it helps us ensure our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategy isn’t just a piece of paper gathering dust. It is something we put into practice and continuously improve upon.

We have a robust governance structure to ensure we achieve our EDI objectives. It also oversees equality, diversity and inclusion activity across the Trust, including:

  • Developing strategies
  • Reviewing action plans
  • Achieving the national NHS England Standards, including Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Accessible Information Standard (AIS), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), Equality Delivery System Grading (EDS2)

If you would like more information or to be involved please call our Equality and Inclusion Lead on 0151 556 5496 or email ccf-tr.hrccc@nhs.net.

You can also contact the EDI Lead by post by writing to:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Road
CH63 4JY

Equality Delivery System (EDS2)

We measure our performance each year using NHS England’s EDS2 performance framework. As well as gathering evidence from across the Trust, we involve local people who represent the diverse populations we serve, Healthwatches, and community groups. They review our evidence and decide what grade we deserve.

Read our Equality Delivery System 2 for 2023 here.

To get involved with our EDS2 grading or for more information about our grading reports, contact our EDI Lead on 0151 556 5496 or ccf-tr.hrccc@nhs.net.

To find out more about the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS), visit the national EDS website or watch this short animated film:

Data monitoring

We routinely collect important information about patients and staff so we can make sure that the services we provide and the opportunities available (e.g. jobs) are fair and accessible to all. You can find out more in our EDI Annual Report (2023).

Workforce Race Equality Standard

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce. NHS England’s Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) requires all NHS organisations to show progress against several indicators. View our results and the associated action plan:

Workforce Disability Equality Standard

We are also committed to enabling people with disabilities to access employment, training and promotion with us by making reasonable adjustments. NHS England’s Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. View our results and the associated action plan:

Gender Pay Gap

Public sector organisations with more than 250 staff are required to publish an annual ‘snapshot’ of gender pay information for 31st March each year. This report compares the snapshot of gender pay information with the same period the previous year. The information will remain on our website for three years. View our latest Gender Pay Gap Report (2023).

Disability Confident

We have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme, confirming our commitment to being a supportive employer to people with disabilities.