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Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

We want to make sure our services are offered in a way that is relevant to peoples lives,and that recognises what is important to them. This recognition of diversity and the importance of equality is embedded in our plans for perfect care.

We believe that a person's human rights should be at the heart of our services and we have worked very hard for many years to develop this approach.

Everything we do is based on a set of principles called the FREDA principles: Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy.  

You can contact our team on 0151 471 2496 email christopher.boland@merseycare.nhs.uk or write to us at Equality Team, V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 1JP

'Do not treat someone differently, less importantly or less valuably because of their disability or the colour of their skin, who they love, what they believe in or how old they are...' 

© Human Rights in Healthcare (Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust)

A diverse workforce in the NHS leads to greater patient care. Please watch the video produced by NHS England on the Workforce Race Equality Standard https://youtu.be/G44C9yn-oo0 

Below you will find links to further information about Equality and Human Rights which will inform you about what we have done and intend to achieve in the future

The Equality Act 2010 gives protection to groups of people who experience discrimination and have protection from this legislation; these are known as protected characteristics. The links to the pages below will provide some information and useful links.