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The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion sub-committee which forms part of the sub-committee structure of the People & OD Committee oversees the delivery of the Trust's Equality and Diversity strategy. The group meets once a quarter to ensure we are providing a positive working environment for staff which will then enable the provision of high quality care and good clinical outcomes for patients.

This year we are focusing in on the following strategic questions:

• Are we creating a diverse, equal and inclusive culture that meets the needs of all our staff and our service users?

• Do all our people have equal access to the support they need to be at their best?

• Do we have the leadership needed at each level of the organisation to deliver and embed our Equality and Diversity strategy?

•  Are our values embedded in our decision-making and behaviours in a way that supports Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

We are currently reviewing the membership of the group and are keen to ensure this is more representative of our workforce. We are asking for staff volunteers who are keen to support this agenda to get involved, particularly if you are able to represent some of the protected characteristics, such as disability, BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) or LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans) backgrounds. You will need to be able to represent colleagues' as well as your own views.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.