Equality and Diversity

The North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG is committed to meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty, by demonstrating due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

The protected characteristics we will consider are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex 

This means we will take account of the diversity of the population we serve, and the potential barriers some people face when accessing health services and how we can work to reduce these.

NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG is implementing the Equality Delivery System (EDS) which will deliver on the general and specific duties of the public sector Equality Duty. The EDS is a nationally recognised performance management toolkit that has been developed to support NHS organisations to drive up equality performance and embed into mainstream business. EDS is all about making positive differences to healthy living and working lives.

Download a copy of the CCG's  default Equality & Diversity Strategy (200 KB)

Download a copy of the CCG's Workforce Race Equality Standard

The CCG works in accordance with the Accessible Information Standard. This means we ensure all corporate information such as leaflets, documents and electronic resources are available, on request, in alternative formats. These include large print, Easy Read and braille.

We will endeavour to provide communication support at our meetings and events to ensure effective and accurate dialogue with everyone in the local area we serve. We also try to ensure our website is as accessible as possible.

If you have any information and communication needs to access our information or require communication support at our meetings or events you can let us know via email, telephone or post.

Further information on the Accessible Information Standard is available on the NHS England website.

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