City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is a firm believer in equal opportunities for staff and its customers.The Trust has now published its Equality & Diversity Strategy for the period 2012 to 2016. This document is a public commitment of how we aspire to meet the needs and wishes of local people and our staff, and meet the duties placed upon us by the Equality Act 2010, and the requirements of the national NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS). It recognises the differences between people, and how we aim to make sure that (as far as possible) any gaps and inequalities are identified and addressed. It also identifies key objectives going forward for the coming year.The full document can be viewed in either Word format or pdf format. In addition, we have also published the breakdown of equality data separately in both Word and pdf formats.