Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

The North East Ambulance Service is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all. We consider equality to be part of the day job, and an essential part of providing excellent services.

We at the North East Ambulance Service are focused on providing services and employment opportunities that meet the needs of our diverse communities.

We are a proudly inclusive employer, and our equality and diversity principles apply to all colleagues, job applicants, patients, carers, patients’ representatives, members of the public and partner organisations.

Protection and support is provided to all those protected by the Equality Act in the provision of services and in employment practices. The characteristics protected in law under the Equality Act include:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender identity/reassignment
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Religion, faith or belief

We stand against discrimination and inappropriate behaviour in all forms; racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism.

  • Details of our performance and reports can be viewed here
  • Further information on our equality, diversity and inclusion frameworks is available here
  • Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan is available here

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