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 2010) now 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. This will be achieved 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. Through our legal responsibilities and obligations we will publish information to show our efforts to:
- eliminating unfair and unlawful discrimination
- promoting equality of opportunity
- ensuring good relations between all
As part of this, an Equality Delivery System (EDS) is being developed and includes indicative grading's. We will be working with service users, local interest groups and staff to develop this in line with the requirements of the Act.
The Equality and Diversity objectives for NHS Greenwich 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.
Read the draft Annual Equalities Report 201-17
Read our Annual Equalites Report here
Read our Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) submission