Equality and diversity

We aim to be an inclusive organisation that treats everyone with dignity and respect.

We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity, both in carrying out our public functions and as an employer.

Regulatory duties

As a regulator, we support equality and diversity by ensuring that:

  • all NHS foundation trusts follow equality legislation
  • all NHS foundation trusts are aware of the Equality Act 2010
  • in our assessment of NHS trusts for foundation trust status, we ask whether they have taken steps to meet the needs of ‘hard to reach’ groups
  • when preparing papers and policies for decision-making meetings at Monitor, staff consider the effect any recommendation may have on any protected group

Equality goals

We have 4 main equality objectives:

  • attract, retain and develop high performing people from the widest talent pool, with the right skills, experiences and competencies from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • demonstrate clear leadership with senior commitment and accountability for further embedding diversity and inclusion into our organisation
  • create an inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected, are treated fairly and have a sense of belonging, free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • ensure our people receive targeted fairness and inclusion awareness training through a structured programme of initiatives to enhance our reputation as an employer of choice

Our equality and diversity policy sets out our commitment to providing and promoting equal opportunities for all in employment, recruitment, training and development, regardless of:

  • sex
  • marital status
  • pregnancy
  • disability
  • age
  • race
  • faith
  • religion
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment

We measure our performance and share our findings in reports, most recently Equality in our Workforce.

We will continue to:

  • make sure staff are recruited in a way that avoids discrimination
  • provide all our staff with comprehensive equality and diversity training
  • provide information to staff in formats to suit individual needs