Equality & Diversity Statement

Len Valley Practice believes in fairness and equality, and values diversity in all dealings both as a provider of health services and employer of our staff. We are committed to eliminating discrimination. We aim to provide accessible services, delivered in a way that respects the needs of each individual and does not exclude anyone. By demonstrating these beliefs, the practice ensures that it develops a healthcare workforce that is diverse, non-discriminatory and appropriate to deliver modern healthcare.

Equality means making sure that everyone is treated fairly and with dignity and respect. It means challenging discrimination and removing barriers, so that everyone has opportunities to achieve their desired outcomes.

Diversity is about recognising the benefits of different values, abilities and perspectives, and celebrating people’s differences. This means promoting an environment that welcomes and values diverse backgrounds, thinking, skills and experience.

Inclusion is providing a space where everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources, and where everyone feels valued and accepted. Everyone should be able to contribute and have a voice. This may mean making reasonable adjustments to facilitate participation.

We believe that the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our work as an effective service provider and an employer. They are inherent in our values, which are to be fearless, independent, transparent, ambitious, collaborative, and to act with integrity. As a service that prides itself on building positive relationships, we strive to ensure that anyone who engages with us finds I easy to do so, and feels  they are supported and treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

We are legally obligated to comply with the general equality duty, as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.This prohibits discrimination because of the following protected characteristics.

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

The point of contact for the practice for any enquiries relating to Equality and Diversity is Elaine Moles-Hawley, Practice Manager.