Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity form

James Lind Alliance

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our values and vital to the success of the James Lind Alliance.  We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and fair treatment for all.  We encourage you to complete the information below, to help us understand the support that our JLA Advisers need to work successfully, and to build a picture of how applicants reflect the diversity of the community we are serving.  If you do not wish to disclose some information, a ‘prefer not to answer’ option is provided.

All personal data will be treated in strict confidence.  Your information will be stored and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.  It will not be shared with anyone else and will not play any part in the recruitment decision-making process.  We want our JLA Advisers to feel welcomed for who they are and to feel included and supported.   

What is your gender identity?
What is your sexual orientation?

Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is considered to have a disability 'if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’. ‘Substantial' is defined by the Act as 'more than minor or trivial'. An impairment is considered to have a long term effect if:

  • It has lasted for at least 12 months
  • It is likely to last for at least 12 months, or
  • It is likely to last for the rest of the life of the person.

Normal day-to-day activities are not defined in the Act, but in general they are things people do on a regular or daily basis, for example eating, washing, walking, reading, writing or having a conversation.  Only serious visual impairments are covered by the Equality Act 2010. For example, a person whose eyesight can be corrected through the use of prescription lenses is not covered by the Act; neither is an inability to distinguish between red and green. The same logic does not apply to hearing aids. If someone needs to wear a hearing aid, then they are likely to be covered by the Act. However, both hearing and visual impairments have to have a substantial adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities in order for a person to be covered by the Act.

Do you identify as having an impairment, health condition or learning difference that has a substantial or long term impact on your ability to carry out day to day activities?
Impairment, health condition or learning difference?