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People can experience discrimination as a result of their sex, race, social class, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, religion and age. This can, in turn, lead to the differences that exist in people’s health.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde wants to ensure that everyone who uses the health service or works for us is treated fairly. Our Equalities in Health website explains what we are doing to achieve this.

Laws are now in place which are designed to protect people from unfair discrimination due to their personal characteristics. Referred to as ‘protected characteristics’, these include age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, sex, race, religion & belief and sexual orientation.

Read more of what we are doing to tackle inequality