Seldom heard communities

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'Seldom heard' is a term used to describe groups who may experience barriers to accessing services or are under-represented in healthcare decision making.

 Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to working in partnership with patients and communities who experience health inequalities to help reduce these, and to promote environments that are fair and free of discrimination.

Some of our recent initiatives include:

Developing our relationship with the Transgender Community and educating our staff

Providing support and interpreting services for patients with sensory impairment

Providing a range of support to Carers for patients with a number of conditions including learning disabilities and dementia



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Equality Committee and Reports

Read about the work of our Equality Committee including papers from meetings and our yearly report.

The protected characteristics

Find out more about each of the protected characteristics in equality legislation.


Personal, Fair and Diverse

We are proud to be an active partner in the NHS Employers Personal, Fair and Diverse Campaign (NHS PFD).


News and events

Find out more about events around our Trust and contact us with your views.