Equality and Diversity

North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG is committed to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty, by demonstrating "due regard" to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

The protected characteristics defined under the Equality Act 2010 are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex 

The CCG’s Equality and Diversity Strategy 2018-2021 sets out our commitment to taking equality, diversity and human rights into account in everything we do.  This is whether commissioning services, employing people, developing policies, communicating with or engaging local people in our work.

The CCG’s Equality and Diversity Report 2017 sets out how we have demonstrated “due regard” to the three aims described above. This is in accordance with the specific duties of the Public Sector Equality Duty  

During 2018 the CCG will be  implementing the NHS Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2). This is a framework that helps NHS organisations review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act  2010 and to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty.  EDS2 is based on involvement of patients and the public, staff and CCG lay members.  It helps bring issues and concerns of stakeholders to the fore.  The outcomes are aligned with the NHS Constitution, NHS Outcomes Framework and the Care Quality Commission’s key inspection themes.  The results will be used to identify equality objectives that are integrated with CCG business planning.

The CCG works in accordance with the Accessible Information Standard. This means we ensure all corporate information such as leaflets, documents and electronic resources are available, on request, in alternative formats. These include large print, Easy Read and braille.

We will endeavour to provide communication support at our meetings and events to ensure effective and accurate dialogue with everyone in the local area we serve. We also try to ensure our website is as accessible as possible.

If you have any information and communication needs to access our information or require communication support at our meetings or events you can let us know via email, telephone or post.

Further information on the Accessible Information Standard is available on the NHS England website.

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