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Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is a defined term in the Regulations and means the difference between the average hourly earnings of men and those of women.  This is not the same as equal pay, which is concerned with men and women earning equal pay for the same jobs, similar jobs or work of equal value. It is unlawful to pay people unequally because of gender. Instead the gender pay gap highlights any imbalance of average pay across an organisation. For example, if an organisation’s workforce is predominantly female yet the majority of senior positions are held by men, the average female salary would be lower than the average male salary.

Workforce Race Equality Standard

The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) was introduced to ensure employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.

The WRES is a standard comprising nine indicators that all NHS Trusts need to assess themselves against.  This is on the basis that NHS England has determined a link through staff and patient surveys between the treatment experienced by BME staff and patient experience.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Modern Slavery Act