Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

We are proud of our wonderfully diverse workforce at Royal Surrey, and we know what an important role our hospitals play in the vibrant communities we serve.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion protects the legal rights of people with characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.

The nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are:

  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Being married or in a civil partnership
  • Being pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Disability
  • Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation


Our Staff Networks

Royal Surrey has four Staff Networks. They are run by staff, for staff. They form the backbone of the Trust’s EDI Committee – ensuring staff voices are heard at board level, and they play an important role in patient care – helping us understand the needs of people with protected characteristics.

REACH — The Staff Network supporting Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage. Its aims are to positively promote equality and create space to share knowledge and experience.

PRISM — An open and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ staff and allies. Its mission is to advocate for members of the LGBTQ+ community within Royal Surrey, challenge and empower the Trust to become an inclusive employer for the LGBTQ+ community.

DAWN The Disability & Wellness Network offers a collective voice for staff with disabilities and long-term health conditions working at Royal Surrey.

The Women into Leadership A safe space for people at all stages of their leadership journey to share experiences, learn from others, and gain inspiration and support from diverse women across the organisation.

Please contact the Equality Team on rsch.equalitydiversityandinclusion@nhs.net if you have any queries.


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04. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2022-2025 2328KB PDF 09 Aug 2023