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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together
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Sex

Sex equal services does not mean having the same service for men and women. One size does not fit all and gender differences in life experience, socio-economic realities and pathways into care as described above demonstrate the need to have services that are specific to the needs of different groups.

In particular our trust will apply the learning from the national programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Mental Health. This programme has been established to support the Department of Health’s Implementation Guidance: Mainstreaming Gender and Women’s Mental Health, with its focus on the specific delivery of differentiated high quality services for women service users.

Equally in terms of employment we aim to ensure that there are no differences in the experiences of female and male staff which we cannot justify, and that there is no discrimination on the grounds of gender.

We are also moving to address the Gender Pay Gap, and as an employer of more than 250 people, we are obliged to annually assess our payroll for imbalance, according to acas guidelines.

Click here to see more information about the Gender Pay Gap.