Equality and Diversity

NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recognise the many different characteristics that make up our diverse communities, both city wide and in the Leeds North CCG geographical area

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity in respect of the way we commission healthcare services and in relation to creating a workforce that is broadly representative of the population we serve.

One of the ways we aim to achieve this through proactive engagement and consultation with service users and carers, engaging with local communities and staff who work within our organisation.

The Equality Act 2010 introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty, which means there are certain activities we have to do, as a public sector organisation, in order to comply with the Act.

NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group signed up to the Leeds NHS city wide Equality Objectives and works with NHS organisations in Leeds to improve performance in relation to equality and diversity.

Our commitment to the equality and diversity agenda and our evidence of compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty is supported by the NHS Equality Delivery System and the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard.

We are committed to ensuring our organisation pays due regard to three aims of the public sector equality duty. One of the ways of doing this is to carry out systematic equality analysis of the impact of our actions and decisions on our diverse communities.

We continue to work in partnership across all NHS organisations in Leeds; and having developed a new approach to the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) engagement and assessment process during 2015/16; this was implemented in 2016/17.

Following the review and refresh of all the evidence the first city wide engagement and assessment workshop for Goal One “Better Health Outcomes for all” was held in September 2016. The second workshop for Goal Two “Improved Patient Access and Experience” was held in November 2016; with a third workshop being held for Goal Three “Empowered, engaged and well-supported staff” and Goal Four “Inclusive Leadership at all Levels” in February 2017.

All three workshops held so far, attended by representatives from all six NHS organisations, in addition to representatives from Voluntary Action Leeds, Leeds Involving People, Forum Central, Healthwatch Leeds and Leeds City Council, were very successful.

LNCCG Evidence for the Equality Delivery System 2016-2017

 


Updated: 26/06/17