Equality, diversity and human rights
Haringey CCG’s Equality Diversity and Human Rights Strategy, which was approved by the CCG’s Governing Body meeting on 18 October 2012, sets out the CCG’s approach to promoting equality and diversity and how it will meet its Public Sector Equality Duty.
Haringey CCG is committed to promoting equality, diversity and human rights for service users and our staff and to involving local people in the continuing development and monitoring of this strategy. This will help to ensure that we commission the right healthcare services, provide well-trained staff to deliver and ensure our providers meet the equality duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 and promote people’s rights.
As part of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy, the CCG developed a series of proposed draft Equality Objectives to help us to not only meet our statutory duty but also address local health inequalities and the future needs of the diverse community.
The CCG’s Equality Objectives are set out below:
- Introduce robust governance structures and the Equality Delivery System equality assurance framework.
- Build strong relationships with diverse groups and communities to understand their needs, priorities and experiences.
- Develop an inclusive working culture which values diversity and supports staff to feel confident to challenge any harassment, bullying or perceived victimisation.
You can find out more about how the CCG developed its Equality Objectives here.
Equality Delivery System (EDS2)
The Equality Delivery System (EDS2) is a national best practice toolkit that helps NHS organisations, like CCGs, to monitor and improve the services they commission for local communities. The purpose of the EDS is to help NHS organisations to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010.
The following video provides further information about the EDS2 and explains why it’s so important for NHS organisations to use EDS2 to help make continuous improvements in delivering fair services for patients and staff.
EDS2 has four key goals, which underpin our work to improve how people from different groups/ protected characteristics are treated as service users, carers and employees. These are:
- Better health outcomes for all
- Improved patient access and experience
- Empowered, engaged and well supported staff
- Inclusive leadership
The EDS2 is used in every NHS organisation in England, which means that wherever you go for NHS services they will be working towards the same set of equality and human rights goals.
How we use EDS2
Haringey CCG uses EDS2 for various areas of our work to improve equity in terms of access to services and outcomes for patients.
Every year we review and grade how we are delivering EDS2 throughout our commissioning, engagement and staff recruitment practices with our stakeholders. You can download our EDS2 grading documents from our Equality Information reports on the right hand side of this page.