Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to becoming a national exemplar for diversity and inclusion. We aim to create a positive sense of belonging for everyone, regardless of their background or identity, to value visible and invisible differences and to create a sense of togetherness.

For us, inclusion is about positively striving to meet the needs of different people and creating environments where everyone feels respected and able to achieve their full potential. However, we know that there is a lot to learn and do, and we are committed to doing so because it’s the right thing to do for both staff and the people we care for. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010 regardless of race or ethnicity, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity. We also believe in taking an intersectional look at equality and ensuring we support our staff, patients and members taking into account our role in equity and health inequalities.

As our integration continues, we'll be merging our information about our approach to Equality and Diversity at the Royal Devon. In the meantime, the following links will help you find documents, policies and any other information you need.


Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Delivery System report (EDS2)

The NHS Devon CCG have for the first time produced a systemwide annual equality report covering the period of 2019/2020. This report includes information required by the Public Sector Equality Duty and the Equality Delivery System report (EDS2) for providers commissioned by NHS Devon CCG.

A link to this report including the position for the former Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust can be found below; although the current position does not reflect the full picture, which has improved since the publication of this report. Our Trust is committed to improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for its staff and service users.

The full NHS Devon CCG Annual Equality Report can be found on their Equality and Diversity webpage: Equality and diversity - Devon CCG.

More documents, reports and archived information

Other documents, reports and declarations for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust are available on request.

Last updated: May 24, 2023


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