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Equality, diversity and inclusion

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

Each year public bodies, subject to section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 and the specific equality duties, are required to publish equality information. Every four years, public bodies subject to these duties are also required to publish equality objectives. 

NHS Barnsley CCG equality objectives 2019 - current

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.

  • Ensuring equality and inclusion are at the core of the commissioning process.
  • Broaden the scope and content of information that we hold on protected groups and ensure maximum use from analysis.
  • Build upon our understanding of patient experience of services, re equality, diversity and inclusion, and act upon instances of potential discrimination to continually improve service delivery.
  • Developing strong and consistent leadership on equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Evidencing an informed, empowered, engaged and well-supported staff team.
  • Improving access to services through informed commissioning.