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Gender Pay Gap Report

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

From the 7 April 2017 all employers with over 250 staff were required by law to publish figures annually on the gender pay gap. For public sector bodies in particular, this was effective from the 31 March 2017 with the deadline for reporting being the 30 March 2018.  

The Equality and Human Rights Commission defines the difference between equal pay and the gender pay gap as follows:

1. Equal pay means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay for work they undertake of like and equal value as set out in the Equality Act 2010. In the NHS we have defined banding and grades for roles, which ensures equality of pay.

2. The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average(mean or median) earnings of the men and women they employ.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is therefore required to publish gender pay figures by the 30 March 2018 around the following categories:

  • average gender pay gap as a mean average;
  • average gender pay gap as a median average;
  • average bonus gender pay gap as a mean average;
  • average bonus gender pay gap as a median average;
  • proportion of males receiving a bonus payment and proportion of females receiving a bonus payment;
  • proportion of males and females when divided into four groups ordered from lowest to highest pay.

Further, this data provides a first step towards enabling the Trust to initiate conversations around gender pay issues and to inform actions that can be explored to address any areas of concern.