Equality and diversity
Treating people fairly is fundamental to all we do
We value the diversity of the nurses and midwives on our register, our staff and the wider community we serve. Our passion and drive is for this diversity to be reflected in everything we do.
Through our equality objectives we aim to demonstrate how we provide equality of opportunity in all areas of our work.
Like other public bodies, the Nursing and Midwifery Council must meet the requirements of the new Public Sector Equality Duty, one of these requirements is to publish our equality objectives. Our equality objectives (PDF) and action plan (PDF) explain what we are doing to promote age, disability, gender, transgender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation equality. Reports of our progress against the equality objectives and action plan will be included in our Annual reports.The equality objectives and action plan are also available in Easy Read (PDF).
We finalised our equality objectives after conducting a formal consultation, which ended in June 2012. The responses showed us that there was very strong support for the step by step approach we are taking. Council approved the NMC equality objectives on 20 July 2012, we plan to embed the equality agenda in everything we do.
The values we promote
Information about the equality and diversity questionnaire
Equality and diversity data for the register as of July 2011 , responses have been received from 286,190 out of 665,545 registrants, or 43%
About The Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty
Common questions about equality and diversity