Our equality commitments and objectives

The Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) and our Equality Objectives - The EDS 2 is a way for NHS organisations, together with service users, carers, and local partners to work in delivering good equality outcomes.

EDS2 has 4 goals, each with their specific associated outcomes against which we have to evidence and grade ourselves in with our partners on how well we are doing to promote equality for those who use our services and our staff.

These goals are:

equality commitments

We have adopted the above goals as our equality objectives for 2016—2019, as we will work towards achieving 'excellence' grading.

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) – The WDES is a set of ten metrics that will help NHS organisations to compare the experiences of Disabled and non-disabled staff.  These metrics are needed because evidence reports and research shows that the level of reported discrimination and inequality for people with disabilities working in the NHS is higher than any other protected characteristic.

You can view our progress against the WDES metric in our WDES reports.

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) - The main purpose of the WRES is to help us to review our data against the nine race equality indicators, so that we can take action to close the gaps in workplace experience between White and Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) staff. You can view our progress against the WRES indicators on our WRES reports.

Annual Equality Data Monitoring Reports - The Equality Act 2010 require all Public Authorities to publish information to demonstrate their compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by 31 January each year.  This gives us an overview of what the diversity of our workforce, our membership and those who use our services is.  We can then see how we can improve on the work that we are doing to create a diverse organisation. You can view our reports on the link the link opposite.

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