Gender pay gap report 2019


All UK organisations with more than 250 employees are required to publish details of their gender pay gap. This is the difference in the average hourly wage of all men and women across a workforce. 

As of 31 March 2019 we can report that:

  • The difference between the mean hourly rate of pay for men and that of women was 7.6%.
  • The difference between the median hourly rate of pay for men and that of women was -0.1%.

The reason for the difference between the mean and median gender pay gap is that we employ a small number of clinicians whose pay we do not set. This includes NHS consultants who are contracted as Clinical Advisers. Based only on the employees whose salaries we do set, our mean pay gap is -2.8% and the median gap is -11%.
The analysis shows that we do not have a bonus gender pay gap. The only rewards related to performance are non-consolidated salary payments, paid as lump sums, for those who have achieved an effective performance rating.  
56% of our employees are women. This is broadly reflected in the table below, which compares male and female pay in each of the four quartile pay bands. 

Proportion (%) of relevant male and female employees in each of the four quartile pay bands Male Female
Top 43% 57%
Upper middle 46% 54%
Lower middle 41% 59%
Lower 48% 52%

How we will use this data 

We will use data from the review to:

  • explore progression within the organisation
  • consider how we attract more women into Clinical Adviser roles.

We will also:

  • actively promote flexible working opportunities to existing and prospective employees 
  • promote and encourage the take up of shared parental leave.

Download our 2019 Gender Pay Gap report