In line with the Equality Act 2010 Act (Gender Pay Gap Regulations) 2017, we have published our Gender Pay Gap report 2019. All organisations within the United Kingdom with more than 250 employees are required to publish details of their gender pay gap.
Since our last pay gap report, we have focused on inclusive recruitment, ensured that our new talent management and development programme is inclusive and fully representative of our organisation. These efforts have been successful as we have seen a significant drop in our mean gender pay gap from 3.4 per cent to 0.9 per cent and our median from 5.6 per cent to 4 per cent.
Claire Gooday, Our Executive Director of People said, “We still have work to do. Our action plan for the year ahead will build on and maintain our progress, weaving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through all we do at NEL as we continue to be a partner to the wider health and social care system”.
We will continue to work on closing the gender pay gap. This work will be carried out alongside other activities aimed at improving the experiences of staff across all protected characteristics, and making our organisation truly inclusive.