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NHS City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

Equality and Diversity

NHS City and Hackney CCG is committed to promoting equality, diversity and human rights for our residents.

The key drivers for integrating equality, diversity and human rights outcomes into all aspects of commissioning, service access and delivery, employment practice, engagement and involvement are:

  • The Human Rights Act 1998 
  • The Equality Act 2010, which includes the nine protected characteristics and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
  • The NHS Constitution 
  • The Equality Delivery System (EDS) framework for the NHS

Nine protected characteristics

We recognise that everyone is different, and want to make sure our services and employment practices respect, promote and celebrate these differences. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, victimisation, bullying or harassment based on:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership 
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (this includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality)
  • religion or belief (this includes lack of belief)
  • Sex (male & female)
  • sexual orientation

Any action found to be in breach of any of these would be addressed in accordance with our disciplinary policies and procedures.

Equality Delivery System (EDS)

To make equality, diversity and human rights integral in all of our decisions, we are implementing the Equality Delivery System (EDS) as agreed by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) and the Department of Health. NHS commissioners and providers will be issued with a set of Equality Objectives and Outcomes, against which each NHS organisation will analyse and grade its performance, in collaboration with local interests.

Equality Objectives

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

Equality Objectives 2013 -2017

The City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for designing local health services in City and Hackney. We do this by planning and commissioning hospital, community health and mental health services on behalf of local people. Through our commissioning we are committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities.

Following a consultation between August and September 2013, The CCG has adopted the following equality objectives for 2013 -2017, because they help deliver the CCG’s commitment to deliver local priorities and to continuous improvement:

  • Reduce mental health inequalities amongst communities in eastLondon;
  • Reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease ;
  • Ensure equitable access to services for residents of the City ofLondon;
  • Implement the Equality Delivery System, a toolkit that helps NHS organisations improve services and consider health inequalities.

    Public sector organisations are required to show they comply with the general equality duty, as specified in the Equality Act 2010 and these objectives also help us to meet the requirements of this Duty.

Download the detailed equality objectives here

Download the full consultation report here

Other things we will do

To make sure we promote equality and human rights we will

  • set up a number of events
  • write a yearly report on equality
  • use a tool called Equality Impact Analysis (EQIA) to analyse, review services and policies. 
Page last updated 31 January 2014