Equality and Diversity
We at NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) work at the heart of the health service. We aim to deliver services that are always responsive to our stakeholders’ requirements. In serving the public, donors, patients, NSS Boards and many other stakeholders and customers, we are guided by the principles of equality and diversity as laid out in legislation, and evidenced in our Equality Outcome Plan.
Equality and Diversity is about the recognition of difference in its broadest sense. It is about creating a culture and adopting a person centred care approach to recognise, respect, value and harness difference, for the benefit of those to whom we provide services. In delivering our services, we seek to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of: age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and transgender. We aim to advance equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.
We ensure that our staff are professionally and culturally equipped to meet the individual needs of the patients, public, customers and stakeholders who represent the diverse communities in Scotland.