Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are central to everything we do, from commissioning high quality, continually improving NHS care for the communities we serve to the recruitment and employment of staff.
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is driven by the principles of the NHS Constitution, the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the duties of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to reduce health inequalities, promote patient involvement and involve and consult with the public.
When the CCG was established on 1 April 2021, we became a statutory body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty. The Public Sector Equality Duty (part of the Equality Act 2010) requires us to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- 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
We also have specific equality duties to publish:
- Equality information each year (by 31 January), and
- Equality objectives, (at least one objective every four years) and annual reporting on progress made against the equality objective(s)
To help us meet our equality duties, the CCG uses the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) to develop and prepare equality objectives. This involves us completing a process of gathering information about our progress on inclusion, and then working in partnership with patient representatives and our staff to consider how well we are doing and agree priority actions. We will make this information available to the public by the autumn of 2021.
In addition to meeting specific equality duties to publish reports, the NHS requires CCGs to publish annual reports and action plans against the Indicators of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). This reporting will be augmented in 2022 with the inclusion of CCGs in reporting and action planning against the metrics of the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), which is already in place for NHS Trusts.
As a new organisation we are building on the progress made by the predecessor CCGs.
Key equality and diversity reports and papers currently in the public domain for these predecessor CCGs are listed below. As Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs employed a combined workforce, reports and papers relating to these CCGs are also combined.
The CCG works in accordance with the Accessible Information Standard. This means the CCG ensures all corporate information such as leaflets, documents and electronic resources are available on request in alternative formats. This includes large print, Easy Read and Braille.
The CCG will endeavour to provide communication support at CCG meetings and events to ensure effective and accurate dialogue with everyone in the population served. The CCG will also try to ensure information contained on its website is as accessible as possible. Our website accessibility statement is available here.
If you have any information or communication needs to access CCG information or require communication support at CCG meetings or events you can:
Contact the CCG via email, telephone or post
Contact the CCG via details provided in advertising material for CCG meetings and events.
NHS Confederation has produced a Multilingual Emergency Phrase Book - a simple, affordable, lifesaving tool that will ensure that emergency response teams can quickly and effectively communicate with non-English speaking patients in critical situations. The phrase book translates 21 key triage questions into 41 of the UK’s most commonly used languages including Arabic, Polish, Punjabi, French, Somali and Vietnamese. The phrase book also includes a copy of the deafblind alphabet so that staff can communicate using non-verbal language.