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Equality and Diversity

We work to ensure that all staff, patients and carers:

  • are committed to equality of opportunity, treatment and behaviour
  • have equal access to employment, promotion and development
  • have equal access to services
  • have their needs considered as we develop services


This means that equality and human rights are:

  • embedded in our business planning
  • fully considered within our governance structures
  • part of the personal development of all staff

Contact us

For further information please contact:

Giles Matsell
Head of Equality and Diversity
Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 76135
Email: giles.matsell@nuh.nhs.uk

Working with our communities

Our responsibilities for engaging and consulting with the public, including diverse and hard-to-reach communities, are set out in a number of documents including Section 242 of the Health and Social Care Act.



We support our zero tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination with a number of networks to help staff speak up on any issues. Colleagues considering the impact of their service on the diverse groups of people we serve can also consult with these groups.

They include:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Association (promoting racial equality for all NUH employees). 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (group promoting equality in sexual orientation, open to all staff who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual or transgender (LGBT)).
  • Staffability (a network for disabled staff promoting disability equality and challenging stigma). 
  • Carers (the network is a virtual group who meet as required to discuss their experiences, talk to people in similar situations and find out about support.)

For more information, please email giles.matsell@nuh.nhs.uk.

Mindful employer status

NUH has Mindful Employer Status. Our Trust is committed to the Charter For Employers Who Are Positive About Mental Health. 


disabled go logoDisabled Go are an award-winning disability organisation that has been in operation since 2000. They produce online access guides in a great deal of detail on a huge range of venues including the QMC and the City Hospital.

During our initial survey, surveyors from Disabled Go spent several months at our hospitals surveying corridors, wards, parking facilities, clinics and other public areas of the hospital for ease of wheelchair access, WC facilities, access to interpreters, large print information leaflets and many other criteria.

This information is now available to view online via the Disabled Go internet site. Links for which can be found below.

Over the coming months we will be working with Disabled Go to add links from specific pages in our website about services to the direct page on the Disabled Go website about that same service.

Further information

You can find furter information in our equality and diversity information leaflet:


Find out more about hate crime and how to report.

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