Inclusion, equality and diversity

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our organisational culture.

Our ambition is to lead amongst peers as an environment for patients, volunteers and colleagues that accepts, hears and values everyone and where differences drive innovation to meet the needs of our patients.

We are committed to tackling inequalities, including health inequalities, and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and human rights with the highest possible standards of care and outcomes for everyone creating a better working environment for our colleagues.

Together we will work towards a representative workforce that is able to provide the quality, the dignity and respect and to deliver above and beyond our statutory duty to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation on and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and
  • Foster good relations between people who share protected characteristics and those who do not.

The Trust is committed to challenging prejudice and discrimination wherever this affects our service users and staff and making equality and diversity integral to our organisational culture. We have adopted the NHS Equality Delivery System, a framework to help us continually improve our performance on equality.

Trust Equality Publications



Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and Workplace Race Equality Standard (WRES) data 2022


· Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and Workplace Race Equality Standard (WRES) data and action plans 2021


· Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and Workplace Race Equality Standard (WRES) data 2020

Gender pay gap reporting

As a large, public sector employer, Moorfields is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and tackling any inequalities which are identified.

We are required by law to carry out gender pay gap reporting and to publish this data on a government website by 31 March each year. We are required to publish the following:

  • Gender pay gap (mean and median averages)
  • Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages)
  • Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
  • Proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure

At Moorfields, the only bonuses that are awarded are to medical staff  through the Clinical Excellence Awards

The gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly earnings of all men and women across an organisation, irrespective of the jobs they do. This is different to equal pay, a legal requirement to ensure that men and women are paid the same for doing the same or equivalent work.

Our data

At Moorfields the median pay gap is 18.7% (median average hourly earnings) and the mean pay gap is 24.5% (mean average hourly earnings) – this means that the average earnings of men working at Moorfields are higher than the average earnings of women.

The gender pay gap is complex and there are a range of factors which are likely to have a bearing, for example, age, sector, the gender composition of the workplace (in particular at senior levels) and working patterns.

Our commitment to closing the gender pay gap at Moorfields

At Moorfields we are committed to ensuring the fair treatment and reward of all of our staff, regardless of gender or other protected characteristics.

We are ensuring that women are supported and encouraged to further their careers within the trust. It is acknowledged that breaks in career most often presented by maternity leave disproportionately impact women. Moorfields has flexible working policies and seeks to support women and men to manage family and career development.

We have a well-developed learning development programme for all staff and this year 87% of participants in the Mary Seacole Leadership Development programme are women.

Our robust recruitment process has equality and diversity embedded into its processes along with values based recruitment. We will continue to ensure recruitment is non-gender biased and that adverts and applicants are recruited fairly, openly and transparently. This applies equally to men seeking roles in areas traditionally dominated by women as well as ensuring equitable access to senior roles for women.

Staff welfare: Freedom to Speak Up

This policy describes the approach the trust takes to create a culture and a framework within which staff feel free to speak up, confident that they will be listened to and supported, and their concerns will be acted upon. 

Last updated: 8th September 2023