In addition to publishing our strategy and objectives, we also publish a range of other information to demonstrate our compliance with the general equality duty.
Equality information about our population by protected characteristic, including definitions, demographic and health inequalities data can be found here. This is used to inform our equality impact analysis work.
This contains census information at Local Authority or ward or primary care organisation level
Equality Needs Assessment Tool
Click here to access our Equality Needs Assessment Tool
This provides a robust basis for all equality impact analysis activity, to ensure that commissioners are making informed decisions about the likely equality impact of decisions made. It includes demographic profiling data relating to the protected characteristics and information about health inequalities affecting people who share protected characteristics. This tool should be used in conjunction with the Equality Impact Analysis Guidance and the Equality Impact Analysis Form.
An Equality Impact Analysis is a way of estimating the likely equality implications of either:
- The introduction of a new policy, project, or function or,
- The implementation of an existing policy, project, or function within the organisation.
Once equality implications have been identified, steps can be taken to amend the proposed policy, project or function or amend the way in which it is currently implemented to ensure it is inclusive and does not discriminate (either deliberately or accidentally).
We have developed and implemented a tool and guidance for use by staff to help identify the likely impact. Specific training has been provided to our CCG members and staff and our Governing Body will consider the results of this analysis during the decision making process. Governing Body papers and decisions can be found here
Our policies and associated Equality Impact Analyses can be found here
Equality Delivery System
The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) tool is designed to support NHS commissioners and providers to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse. The EDS aims to assist organisations to achieve compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty by encouraging them – in engagement with stakeholders – to review their equality performance and to identify future priorities and actions.
An initial self-assessment was undertaken in June 2013, and can be found in Appendix 2 of our Strategy Document.
Public Health Profiles
Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Public Health Observatories Health Profiles are produced annually and can be found here http://www.apho.org.uk/default.aspx?QN=P_HEALTH_PROFILES
Other Health Profiles (including National General Practice Profiles) can be found here http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/ (This site contains information at CCG level.)