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Modern Slavery Act 2015/16 Annual Statement

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust makes the following statement regarding the steps it has taken in the financial year 2015/16 to ensure that Modern Slavery i.e. slavery and human trafficking, is not taking place in any part of its own business or any of its supply chains.

About the Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large and complex organisation incorporating acute and community health services.

As well as a number of community health bases across the city, the Trust acute hospitals are:

  • The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Northern General Hospital
  • Jessop Wing
  • Weston Park Hospital
  • Charles Clifford Dental Hospital

The Trust is the largest integrated NHS Foundation Trust in England, employing over 16,000 staff with an annual revenue budget of over £1billion.

It provides general acute services to the population of Sheffield, tertiary services to the population of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire (2.2 million population) and a number of important supra-regional and national services including stereotactic radiosurgery, limb reconstruction, ocular oncology, choriocarcinoma and renal transplant surgery. It also covers the physical health needs for all adults in Sheffield in terms of community services from district nursing to podiatry, to specialist palliative care in people’s homes.

The Trust is part of a major teaching centre with Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing based across its campuses. Pre-registration and postgraduate training is also provided for a range of other professions including radiography, medical laboratory science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

As well as providing direct patient care and professional training, the Trust has a major role in clinical research, innovation and development activity and works in partnership with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to promote their programmes of both basic science and clinical research efforts.

Action taken during 2015/16

The Trust is aware of the key issues around the Modern Slavery Act. A briefing paper on the incidence of Modern Slavery and the implications of the 2015 Act was considered by the Board of Directors at their meeting on 20 April 2016. The Board of Directors approved this statement for publication on its website and approved an Action Plan for 2016/17 including a number of work streams for 2016/17 and onward, to ensure Modern Slavery is not taking place in any part of its own business or any of its supply chains.

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