Gender pay reporting legislation requires South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

It is a legal requirement for all relevant employers to publish their gender pay report by 31st March each year (for information relating to the previous year).

The gender pay gap shows the difference between the average (mean or median) earnings of men and women. This is expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings e.g. women earn 15% less than men. Used to its full potential, gender pay gap reporting is a valuable tool for assessing levels of equality in the workplace, female and male participation, and how effectively talent is being maximised.

What does this mean for STSFT?

The report has shown a difference in pay between male and female staff overall. It is important to remember that gender pay gap reporting is different to equal pay as it shows the difference in the average pay between all men and all women in the workforce – not those with comparable roles.

We have analysed the data and produced the gender pay report and produced the action plan (below) to address areas of development within the Trust and to further promote an inclusive culture.