Equality and Diversity
NHS Greenwich CCG takes its obligations under equality legislation very seriously and aims to provide fair and equitable treatment to, and value diversity in, its staff, patients and visitors. We will ensure that our actions and working practices comply with both the spirit and intention of the Human Rights Act (1998) and the Equality Act (2010) which consolidates existing equality legislation relating to the protected characteristics of:
- gender reassignment
- marriage & civil partnerships
- pregnancy & maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation.
The Equality Act requires our organisation to conform to a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), through promotion of equality and achieving the elimination of unlawful discrimination within the organisation. We do this by ensuring a philosophy of equality runs through all aspects of our policymaking, service redesign, service provision and employment, and forms part of the operation of this organisation. As part of our legal responsibilities and obligations, we publish information to show our efforts to:
- eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination
- promote equality of opportunity
- ensure good relations between all
In line with the requirements of the Equality Act, we work with service users, local interest groups and staff to develop an Equality Delivery System (EDS).
The Equality and Diversity Strategy can be found here.
We are committed to undertaking Equality Impact Assessments, which involve assessing the likely or actual effects of policies or services on people who use them. It helps us to make sure the needs of people are taken into account when we develop and implement a new policy or service or when we make a change to a current policy or service.