Annual Equality Report 2020/2021

Welcome. This document reports progress against inclusion and where we need to continue progressing towards equality in our mission of brilliant care through brilliant people at Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) across 2020-21.

Publication date:
30 October 2021
Date range:
2020 - 2021


Welcome to our annual equality report 2020-21

This report demonstrates what we have achieved and where we need to continue progressing towards equality in our mission of brilliant care through brilliant people.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programme delivers our workforce strategy commitment for thriving staff to be inclusive, diverse and fair, and supports our other strategies, particularly on patient and carer experience and involvement.

The report is made up of seven sections that reflect our aspirations across: race, religion and belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, and organisational inclusion.

    • Each section begins with our key achievements to advance equality, including fostering good relations
    • There are then key findings including measures of workforce equality, in particular representation and recruitment rates
    • There are measures of our work to eliminate discrimination, including harassment
    • Each section then ends with next steps to address the findings that underpin the 2021/22 equality, diversity and inclusion action plans.

Key measures include a traffic light system of progress, illustrated by either a red (R), an amber (A) or a green (G) point.

Green indicates any gaps between group which are within accepted thresholds, and do not indicate concerns. Amber indicates work in progress and red indicates a decline beyond acceptable thresholds.

The data is taken from electronic staff records, employee relations case-trackers, staff surveys, gender pay gap and our WRES and WDES findings.

Patient data has not been included in this report due to quality.  We are focusing on barriers to recording demographic details and accessible information, with the support of IT and our clinical services.

This report evidences compliance with our specific equality duty (Equality Act 2010), our duty to publish gender pay gap information and our obligations to publish information relating to the workforce race equality standard and the workforce disability equality standard.

It also provides the progress on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020-2024.