This policy forms part of Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ASPH) commitment to create a positive inclusive culture of respect and civility for all individuals including staff, patients, their families and carers as well as community partners. The Trust’s values (the ‘4P’s’) and Staff Pledge are integral to all aspects of day-to-day life in the organisation and underpin the application of all our employment policies and procedures.
This policy sets out guidance and practical ‘best practice’ advice to enable the Trust and its employees to understand the needs of Trans patients and in doing so supports the Trust as a service provider to deliver fair, equitable and inclusive services.
Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, as such the Trust must ensure that people are not discriminated against or disadvantaged by service delivery or prejudice of Trust employees, other patients or the public.
Aspects of the process of transition are covered by the Equality Act 2010, the Gender Recognition Act 2004, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Data Protection Act 1998 and this is reflected in the policy.
|Compiled by:||HR Business Partners and Advisors|
|Date Ratified:||June 2022|
|Date Issued:||June 2022|
|Review Date:||June 2025|
|Target Audience:||Trust Employees|
|Contact name:||HR Business Partners and Advisors|