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Equality and diversity

What is equality and diversity?

Equality is a legal principle to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity to people and groups. The Equality Act 2010 defines this protection based on protected characteristics. These are: race, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

We define diversity as the valuing of our individual differences and talents, and creating a culture where everyone can participate, thrive and contribute. Equality and diversity form the basis of our values and how we operate as an organisation.

Equality is relevant to everyone, not just certain groups of people. Everybody is protected under the Equality Act 2010 from discrimination or harassment, if this treatment is because of a protected characteristic.

Public Sector Equality Duty

For further information please follow the link here or please contact 01226 433731 or email

NHS Barnsley CCG Objectives 2016/18

NHS Barnsley CCG Governing Board has approved our equality objectives that have been developed and supported by underpinning actions that are linked to the Equality Delivery System (EDS) goal 2 of improved patient access and experience.

  • Improving and signposting the range of communication options available to all providers to meet patients’ individual needs when accessing and using services

  • Building on the Local Authority’s commitment to make Barnsley a Dementia Friendly Community, ensure we maximise our ability as commissioners to ensure providers services meet the needs of people with Dementia and those of their carers. 

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