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Equality and Diversity

Our Policy is designed to ensure and promote equality and inclusion, supporting the ethos and requirements of the Equality Act 2010 for all visitors to our Practice.

We are committed to:

  • ensuring that all visitors are treated with dignity and respect
  • promoting equality of opportunity between men and women
  • not tolerating any discrimination or perceived discrimination against, or harassment of, any visitor for reason of age, sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief

Providing the same treatment and services (including the ability to register with the Practice) to any visitor irrespective of age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, religion or belief

This Policy applies to the general public, including all patients and their families, visitors and contractors

Procedure

Discrimination by the Practice or patients against you

If you feel discriminated against:

  • You should bring the matter to the attention of the Practice Administrator
  • The Practice Administrator will investigate the matter thoroughly and confidentially within 14 working days (if for any reason this process is delayed, you will be kept informed of progress)
  • The Practice Administrator will establish the facts and decide whether or not discrimination has taken place, and advise you of the outcome of the investigation
  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you should raise a formal complaint through our Complaints Procedure

Discrimination against our Practice staff

The Practice will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of our staff by any visitor. Any visitor who expresses any form of discrimination against or harassment of any member of our staff will be required to leave the Practice premises immediately. If the visitor is a patient they may also, at the discretion of the Practice Management, be removed from the Practice list.