About People Who Use Our Services 

We collect and review information about people who work in our organisation to make sure that people have equal opportunities, are not discriminated against and have positive experiences of working here. Detailed information about people who work in STH can be found in the Annual Equality and Human Rights Report – Supplementary Information which is published in the Eliminating Discrimination, Advancing Equal Opportunity and Fostering Good Relations section of these web pages.

Highlights of this information can be found below.

The Age of people who work in our organisation

On the 31st of March 2013:
  • 1.27% of people who worked in the organisation were under 20 years old
  • 18.30% were 20 to 29 years old
  • 52.55% were between 30 and 49 years old
  • 26.87% were between 50 and 64 years old, and
  • 1.01% were over 65 years old.
People who have Disabilities who work in our organisation

Between March 2012 and March 2013 we improved again on staff Disability reporting. In March 2011 we had information for only 9.5% of staff, by March 2012 this had increased to 35% and in March 2013 this has improved again and we have information for 55.92% of staff.
 

 

Of these staff 53.11% said they did not have a disability and 2.81% said they did have a disability.

The ethnicity of people who work in our organisation

The 2011 census information in the table below has been updated to show the ethnicity of staff working in STH compared to the working age population of Sheffield.

The census data includes two ethnicities that have been collected only for the 2011 census; these are not available for STH because we do not include these ethnicities in our staff monitoring.

Ethnicity Percentage STH Staff on 31/3/13 Sheffield Population (16 - 64, 2011 ) Sheffield Population (All 2011 )
White - British 82.29% 80.6% 80.8%
White - Irish 0.71% 0.5% 0.5%
White; Gypsy or Irish Traveller Not available 0.1% 0.1%
White - Any other White background 3.36% 2.7% 2.3%
White Unspecified 0.00% 0.0% 0.0%
Mixed - White & Black Caribbean 0.38% 0.8% 1.0%
Mixed - White & Black African 0.32% 0.2% 0.2%
Mixed - White & Asian 0.38% 0.5% 0.6%
Mixed - Any other mixed background 0.45% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian or Asian British - Indian 2.46% 1.3% 1.1%
Asian or Asian British - Pakistani 1.55% 3.6% 4.0%
Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi 0.15% 0.6% 0.6%
Asian or Asian British - Any other Asian background 1.13% 1.1% 1.0%
Black or Black British - Caribbean 0.90% 1.0% 1.0%
Black or Black British - African 3.14% 2.2% 2.1%
Black or Black British - Any other Black background 0.20% 0.5% 0.5%
Chinese 0.59% 1.8% 1.3%
Any Other Ethnic Group - Arab not available 1.4% 1.5%
Any Other Ethnic Group 0.85% 0.8% 0.7%
Not Stated 1.15% 0.0% 0.0%

The Religion or Beliefs of people who work in our organisation

As of March 2013 we have information about Religion for nearly all our staff this is a significant improvement from 2011 when we had information for only 34% of staff, this includes staff who have indicated that they prefer not to answer this question (42.64%).

Information about the Religion of staff can be found in detail in the Trust 2012/13 Equality and Human Rights Report Supplementary Information.
 

 

Sex (Men/Women) of people who work in our organisation

On 31st March 2013 the breakdown of men and women in the organisation was:

Women - 77.48%
Men - 22.52%


Sexual Orientation of people who work in our organisation

As with Religion we have significantly increased the numbers of staff who have provided information on Sexual Orientation with nearly 100% providing a response including a response of prefer not to say. In 2012 0.7% of staff said they were Lesbian Gay or Bisexual, this had increased to 0.95% on the 31st of March 2013.

Other Information About People Who Use Our Services

Health services collect information which can help to decide if people have equal access to services and if their experiences of services are positive. Information is also used to plan how to improve the quality of services. Other information which is important is information about people who are involved in the work of the Trust for example Trust Governors and Trust Members 

The blue links below will take you to relevant reports and more detailed information.

Trust Members

More information about Trust membership can be found by following this link http://www.sth.nhs.uk/members/become-a-member.

Information about the Age, Ethnicity and Sex of members can be found in the Trust Annual Equality and Human Rights Report.

Trust Governors

More information about Trust Governors and be found by following this link http://www.sth.nhs.uk/members/meet-the-governors

Care Quality Commission Reports

The Care Quality Commission expects NHS organisations to take account of Equality and Human Rights in all that they do. The Care Quality Commission expects hospitals to consider the evidence they have to support this and when they inspect hospitals and care services this is one of the areas they will look at. The Trust is currently meeting all of the care Quality Commission Standards; please see the link below for inspection information.  http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/rhqng

Complaints and Compliments

We keep information about complaints one of the areas we keep information about is how many complaints were related to discrimination. Last time a full annual report was completed there were no complaints based on discrimination.

Feedback from Surveys

Adult Inpatient Survey - 2011

Follow the link to see the full results of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Adult Inpatient Survey 2011. Go to page 20 of the Report for the Gender, Age and Ethnicity of Patients providing feedback.
http://www.nhssurveys.org/surveys/644

Outpatient Survey 2011

Follow the link below to see the full results of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Outpatient Survey 2011. Go to page 13 of the Report for the Gender, Age and Ethnicity of Patients providing feedback.
http://www.nhssurveys.org/surveys/624

Maternity Survey 2010

Please follow the link below and see page – 10 for Age and Ethnicity of Patients providing feedback 

http://www.nhssurveys.org/surveys/575

Quality Improvement Priorities

All Foundation Trusts identify Quality Improvement Priorities. When looking at where to prioritise quality improvements equality is one of the factors which are considered. The Trust plans for improvements in 2011/12 included a focus on Age by focusing on improving the care received by older people using Trust services.

More information can be found from p.20 of the Trust Annual Report http://www.sth.nhs.uk/about-us/official-publications/annual-report-and-accounts

Annual Report

The Trusts main Annual Report also contains information about the Trusts work on Equality and Human Rights this can be found from p.40 of this report http://www.sth.nhs.uk/about-us/official-publications/annual-report-and-accounts

 
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