Equality and Diversity
Meeting our Public Sector Equality Duties
Tameside and Glossop CCG’s EDHR Strategy 2012-16 (Equality Diversity & Human Rights) has been approved by our shadow Clinical Commissioning Group Board.
We have developed a 4 year Strategy for EDHR to set out our local intentions as we move through the NHS Transition period resulting from the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Primary Care Trusts being replaced by CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) by 31 March 2013.
Our CCG EDHR Strategy 2012-16 sets out our 4 Equality Objectives over this 3 year remaining period. Please follow this link
for more details of this strategy document.
Our EDHR Action Plan and our interim Equality Delivery System Action Plan are both available with the strategy.
Annual Equality Report January 2013
We want to ensure all parts of our local communities have fair access to NHS information, services and premises when we need to use NHS services. We know that not all people access or take up services in the same way and we want to try to take reasonable steps to accommodate these different needs, particularly for vulnerable protected groups.
Each year, we will publish information to show what we are doing to:
- Eliminate discrimination in healthcare
- Reduce inequalities in health
- Remove any barriers faced by more vulnerable protected community groups, in accessing healthcare
- Encourage people who are less likely to access our services to take advantage of the health benefits they can offer
- Foster good relations between different community groups by tackling prejudices and ‘prohibited discrimination’.
We will report on what equality data we have and any significant gaps identified from monitoring local protected groups. This involves gathering information from commissioners and our providers. We will aim to make clear progress in using our equality data for service improvements, with links to delivering our current Equality Objectives.
As part of our legal duty and commitment to the equalities agenda across Tameside and Glossop we annually publish our workforce data (only where numbers are above 10) broken down by (pay bands), age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, and where possible we will report by gender reassignment (Trans issues), marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, also carers.
Our latest Workforce Report on findings from this data is now available for 2012 (January 2013 report).
Click on the link to read our Annual Equality Report, which sets out the work we have done during 2012 to improve equality in Tameside and Glossop for workforce and service delivery issues. This report was approved on 6 February at the CCG Board meeting.
An Easy Read version of our Annual Equality Report will also be available shortly.
The Equality Delivery System intends to target the following performance goals:
1. Better Health Outcomes for all
2. Improved patient access & experience
3. Empowered, engaged & well supported staff
4. Inclusive leadership at all levels
If you would like more information about this or to take part in our consultation on how we can achieve improved performance for each of these goals then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org