The CCG is required to produce reports on how it is meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty. Below you will find all publications related to Equality and Inclusion.
Meeting the equality duty in policy and decision-making
Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance says that the general equality duty requires the CCG to have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty when making decisions and setting policies. To do this, it is necessary for decision-makers to understand the potential impact of their decisions on people with different protected characteristics and to identify potential mitigating steps to reduce or remove adverse impacts. This should help to ensure that the policy is fully effective for different groups of people.
The equality law does not set out a particular process for assessing the impact on equality that public sector organisations have to follow. Given this, the CCG has developed an Equality Impact Assessment process. Here are a range of equalities publications:
Accessible Information Standard
From 1 August 2016 onwards, all organisations that provide care or adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard. CCGs are expected to give consideration to the Duty and ensure that their providers are meeting this standard.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment, sensory loss, or varying communication needs are provided with information that they can easily read and understand, or receive the support they require to be able to communicate effectively with health and social care services.
Further information about the Accessible Information Standard can be found on the NHS England website
Modern Slavery Act Statement
At the end of March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act, a piece of landmark legislation, came into force. The main thrust of the Act focuses on illegal activity in the UK; however, the legislation also looks at the potential for slavery down the supply chain outside of the UK. The Act has direct implications for businesses operating in any sector in the UK.
As a public sector organisation, NHS West Hampshire CCG has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that it implements the requirements of the Act. Our Modern Slavery Act Statement sets out the steps the CCG has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or our supply chains. You can read our statement here.
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