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About our data

All percentages are rounded to one decimal place, so adding percentages may not give an accurate total.

Direct comparisons with last year's data cannot be made, as the methodology has changed.

Appointed data has been taken from the ESR Data Warehouse and relates only to appointees who were previously external to NHS Digital.

Applicants and shortlisted data has been taken from NHS Jobs and relates to both internal and external candidates.


For ESR data

Disability status

An individual's disability status is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 

Staff that have declined to comment on their disability status are shown as "Not Disclosed" and staff without a stated disability status have been categorised as "Unknown".

Religious belief

An individual's religious belief is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 
  
Staff that have provided a response but declined to comment on their specific religious belief are shown as "I do not wish to disclose my religion/belief" and staff with no provided religious belief information have been categorised as "Unknown".

Sexual orientation

An individual's sexual orientation is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 

Staff that have provided a response but declined to comment on their specific sexual orientation are shown as "I do not wish to disclose my sexual orientation" and staff with no provided sexual orientation information have been categorised as "Unknown".

Ethnicity

An individual's ethnic category is self-determined. The list of categories we use was changed in 2001, to reflect those used in the 2001 National Population Census. 

Staff that have declined to provide a specific ethnic category have been categorised as "Not Stated" and staff with no provided ethnic category information have been categorised as "Unknown".

Marital status

An individual's marital status is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 

Staff that have provided a response but declined to comment on their specific marital status are shown as "Unknown" and staff records that could not be matched to the marital status information have been categorised as "Undefined".


For NHS Jobs data

Disability status

An individual's disability status is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 

Within data extracted from NHS Jobs in relation to numbers of applications and numbers of those shortlisted, the "Undisclosed" category combines staff that have declined to comment on their disability status and staff without a stated disability status.

Religious belief

An individual's religious belief is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. 

Within data extracted from NHS Jobs in relation to numbers of applications and shortlisted candidates, the "Undisclosed" category combines staff that have declined to comment on their religious belief and staff without a stated religious belief.

Sexual orientation

An individual's sexual orientation is self-determined and not subject to the types of validation procedures undertaken by NHS Digital for data in official publications. 

As such, these figures should be treated with a degree of caution. Within data extracted from NHS Jobs in relation to numbers of applications and shortlisted, the "Undisclosed" category combines staff that have declined to comment on their sexual orientation and staff without a stated sexual orientation.

Ethnicity

An individual's ethnic category is self-determined. The list of categories we use was changed in 2001, to reflect those used in the 2001 National Population Census. 

Within data extracted from NHS Jobs in relation to numbers of applications and shortlisted candidates, the "Undisclosed" category combines staff that have declined to comment on their ethnic category and staff without a stated ethnic category.


Additional information

Due to low numbers, it's not possible to report on the number of employee relation cases. 

Access to training data is not available due to a change in reporting mechanisms, but it will be available for 2017/18.

1,936 staff responded to the staff survey, but 48.8% of staff chose not to declare information about their protected characteristics. Therefore this analysis is based on the responses of those 51.2% of employees that did declare information about their protected characteristics. Due to low numbers it is not possible to report on all protected characteristics.

Last edited: 11 April 2018 5:40 pm