Our Commitment to Equality,Inclusion and Human Rights

The North East Ambulance Service re committed to advancing equality and promoting social inclusion. We recognise our responsibility to provide equal opportunities, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations in our activities as an employer, service provider and partner. We consider equality to be part of the day job and an essential part of providing excellent services.

Our aim is to provide enhanced and world class healthcare to patients and service users from all diverse communities where people are provided with services and employment opportunities that meet their needs and recognise the contribution they make. We want to ensure our principles are embedded in the way we work and within legal frameworks to prevent direct and indirect discrimination, harassment or adverse impacts on people and communities.

We want to ensure we provide protection and support to seldom heard groups of people who are protected by the Equality Act in the provision of services and in employment practices. Group covered by the Equality Act and our policies include:

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

For further information and support, please email diversity@neas.nhs.uk or call 0191 430 2180.

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