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Equality and diversity

We support Scotland's health by being responsive to the principles of equality and diversity.

We aim to meet the needs of the public and stakeholders who represent the diverse communities of Scotland. Equality and diversity is about the recognition of difference in its widest sense. 

Download our equality duty agreement (PDF 53.1KB) Download our equality outcomes plan (PDF 220KB)

Monitoring our impact

In delivering our services we seek to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations. We ensure that our staff are professionally and culturally equipped to meet the individual needs of donors, patients, public, customers and stakeholders.

Download our equality outcomes plan progress report (PDF 110KB)

An equal workforce 

NSS recognises the importance of monitoring equality and diversity in the workforce as it enables us to examine how our employment policies and processes are working and to identify areas where these appear to be impacting disproportionately on certain groups of staff.

Download our equality workforce data report (PDF 232KB)

Equal pay

We believe that staff should receive equal pay for the same or broadly similar work regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion and sex or sexual orientation, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (external link).

Download our equal pay statement (PDF 123KB) Download our equal pay gap report (PDF 207KB)

Positive about disability 

As an organisation, we are committed to adopting good practice in the recruitment, development and retention of  those with disabilities and to help raise awareness about the issues facing disabled people on a day-to-day basis.

Download our positive about disability statement (PDF 37.9KB)

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