We work with our staff, the people who use our services and the public in a number of ways to ensure that we are an inclusive place to work and a welcoming and fair place to access our services.
Alongside the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), a revised version of the Equality Delivery System, known as EDS2, has been mandated for all NHS organisations in England. EDS2 has been designed with the intention of being used as a toolkit to support the identification, implementation and delivery of equality objectives. EDS2 is therefore designed to drive improvements to and accountability of services, ensure workplaces are free from discrimination and reduce inequalities in healthcare provision.
EDS2 has a set of 18 outcomes grouped into four goals, focussing on issues of concern to service users, carers and staff. Performance is analysed and measured against these outcomes. The four goals are:
All of our staff attend mandatory induction training on equality, diversity and inclusion. We have other opportunities for developing awareness in relation to disability, culture and other issues relating to those groups that share protected characteristics. There are staff that are appointed and/or volunteer to champion, who provide help and share knowledge on a range of equality, diversity issues and inclusion issues.
For more infromation on support and trainng please contact our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Lead by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When making significant changes to services and policies we use the Equality Analysis Tool to understand the impact those changes will have on a particular group of people and across the protected characteristics.
You can download equality, diversity and inclusion resources using the link provided opposite.