Equality and diversity
Croydon CCG is committed to Equality and Diversity, improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities in Croydon.
As part of our commitment (and under schedule 1 of the Equality Act 2010 which states that all public bodies must publish equality objectives every four years from October 2013) we have set the following equality objectives for the organisation:
- Croydon CCG is committed to promoting equality and diversity
- Ensure that all commissioned and contracted services deliver better outcomes for our population as a whole and those with protected characteristics.
- Make sure we have empowered, engaged and included staff
A corresponding Equality Objectives Action Plan will be developed over the coming months and there will be engagement with local stakeholders for comment on how to implement the objectives.
If you have any questions on our Equality Objectives, or would like to work with us to achieve them please contact: Valerie Richards, Equality and Diversity Lead e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality Delivery System (EDS)
The EDS is a tool that has been designed by the NHS for the NHS to enable organisations to analyse their equality performance with the assistance of local stakeholders, prepare equality objectives and embed equality into mainstream commissioning activities.
In 2011 NHS Croydon and the shadow CCG adopted the Equality Delivery System (EDS) framework and has been using the tool to support the mainstreaming of equalities into all its core business functions.
NHS Croydon has used the EDS framework as an opportunity to raise equality in service commissioning and performance for the community, patients, carers and staff.
Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
The public sector equality duty requires public authorities, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
Public bodies must be transparent about how they are responding to the Equality Duty, and are required to publish relevant, proportionate information showing compliance with the Equality Duty annually.
We are determined to promote good health and reduce health inequalities for everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership.
All projects are required to complete an Equality Analysis before being implemented. This is to ensure that the project has considered the impact it will have on those communities it affects. To make sure this happens, we have improved the system we have for ensuring that all our work complies with Equalities legislation.
See the download section below for our PSED publications.