Corporate report

PHE equality and diversity report: 2014

This report sets out how Public Health England (PHE) has responded to its equality duties in 2014.



The equality duty is supported by 2 specific duties which require public bodies such as PHE to:

  • publish information to show their compliance with the equality duty
  • set and publish equality objectives at least every 4 years

This equality and diversity report sets out how PHE has responded to the first of these specific duties in 2014. It contains information about how PHE has thought about the 3 aims of the equality duty in conducting its work.

There are 2 parts to this report:

  1. PHE staff who share protected characteristics
  2. how PHE has thought about people who share protected characteristics when carrying out its work

The protected characteristics covered by the equality duty are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership (but only in respect of eliminating unlawful discrimination)
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race: includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality
  • religion or belief: includes lack of belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation