Equality and Diversity
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has a duty to remove discrimination and promote equality across all of its functions, including the delivery of services and the CCG’s employment practices. As part of this duty, NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG is required to develop equality schemes – documents that outline what actions we will take to ensure that individuals, communities and staff are treated equitably.
A member of the Governing Body has responsibility to champion equality and diversity as part of the decision making process.
Equality Delivery System (EDS)
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was formally launched in November 2011.
The main purpose of the EDS is to help NHS organisations improve how they look after the interests of patients, staff and members of the public who have characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. By using the EDS, NHS organisations can also be helped to deliver on the public sector Equality Duty (PSED). For more information on the EDS please click below
The Equality Act 2010 brings together all previous equality legalisation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. The Act, which came into force in April 2011, includes a new publish sector equality duty replacing the separate duties relating to race, disability and gender equality.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to make sure that people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need. All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the Accessible Information Standard by law.