Equality, diversity and human rights

Respecting individual needs and differences, and treating everyone fairly, is an important aspect of our work. 

In particular, we’re committed to making sure that the services we plan and buy for local people are accessible to all, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 

For more information on how we ensure fair and accessible health services for everyone in our community, please read our Equality and Diversity Strategy.

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Equality and Diversity Strategy 2016 to 2019

This strategy sets out how the CCG intends to make sure it buys on behalf of the residents of South Gloucestershire accessible, responsive and fair to all sections of our community.

You may also wish to read our Equality Information Paper showing how we comply with our legal responsibilities to reduce inequalities and eliminate discrimination. 

These legal responsibilities, including the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), are set out in the Equality Act 2010.

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Equality Information 2016

This equality document gives an overview of the demographic profile of the area, the CCG's workforce, our measures to pay due regard to our equalities duties and our work on equality matters.

Assessing our equality and diversity performance and practices:

NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2)

The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) is a national toolkit to help NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments, free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.  

The CCG uses the EDS2 to review its equality performance and to help set its equality objectives as required by the Public Sector Equality Duty. 

The CCG has taken a phased approach to implementing the EDS2, for 2015-2016 Children, Young People and Maternity services were assessed and for 2016-2017 we have assessed Adult Healthcare Services. 

The CCG presented its equalities evidence for Adult Healthcare Services to local stakeholders in July 2017. Stakeholders agreed with the CCG's overall grading of "Broadly achieving but recognise that there are still areas which can be developed".

Read more about EDS2

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Adult Healthcare Services EDS2

The Equality Delivery System [EDS2] is an assessment of an NHS organisation’s equality performance.   This document measures the CCG's equality performance of its Adult Healthcare Services.

Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs)

EIAs help us to analyse the effect of a proposed policy, procedure, practice or service so that we can avoid discriminating against certain groups of people when we commission a health service. 

For instance, using EIAs helps ensure we do not discriminate against any groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010 on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

You can view our latest Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) using the link in the Related Library Documents section below.

Find out more

To find out more on equality and diversity or to get involved in our equalities work, contact:

Dr Alison Enever, Patient and Public Involvement Manager
Email: alison.enever@nhs.net
Tel: 0117 947 4428