Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to championing and promoting equal opportunity.

Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, with equal opportunities and without discrimination, irrespective of their background. We are working hard to ensure that we better reflect the communities we serve. 

Equality objectives

We have set out our objectives for the coming year to make NHS Blood and Transplant a more inclusive place to work.

Our staff networks

We have staff-run networks helping to promote an inclusive culture at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Our LGBT+ Network, GRacE Network, Women’s Network, Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN) and Neurodiversity Network use the skills and resources of colleagues to add value to our organisation.

Gender Pay Gap

As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion we are pleased to present our Gender Pay Gap Report 2022 (PDF 187KB) for NHS Blood and Transplant.

We are delighted with our progress in reducing the gender pay gap in our organisation, taking it even further below the national average.

NHS Employers diversity and inclusion partners programme

We were privileged to have been selected as one of NHS Employers diversity and inclusion partners for 2017/18 and we are now part of their alumni programme.

This is a great opportunity to work with NHS Employers as well as other partner organisations, national stakeholders like the NHS Leadership Academy and NHS England to help support and embed equality, diversity and inclusion within our culture.

University of The Year

Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), based on a snapshot of data from 31 March 2022 highlights current NHSBT practice with regard to the experience of disabled staff and shows key areas for improvement and progress within the organisation. Launched in 2019 aiming to improve the workplace and career experiences of disabled colleagues in the NHS, all NHS providers complete this annual report.

Workforce Race Equality Standard

The NHS England ‘Workforce Race Equality Standard’ (WRES) requires all NHS organisations to measure, demonstrate and publish their annual race equality improvements for each of the WRES indicators.

The national focus on these nine aspects of workforce race equality provides a great opportunity for NHS organisations to work together on specific interventions and to share good practice.