Equality and Diversity

We are committed to work towards preventing and eliminating discrimination between people on grounds of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age and faith or religion by making sure that we build equality and diversity into all our working practices.
The Equality Act 2010 introduced protected characteristics for which discrimination is unlawful: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. In all dealings with suppliers and potential suppliers, NHS Procurement must preserve the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity.
More specifically NHS Procurement will:
  • Make sure that we purchase goods, services and facilities in line with national equalities and diversity commitments.
  • Not use agencies or companies who do not share our values on equality of opportunity and diversity.
  • Make procedures which ensure that businesses from diverse communities have an equal opportunity of competing for NHS contracts.
  • Train all staff involved in procurement to adhere to our Equalities in Procurement Policy.
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pdfNHS Lothian Equalites Procurement Policy V1.0.pdf28/01/2016

Last Reviewed: 29/01/2016