In addition to publishing our strategy and objectives, we also publish a range of other information to demonstrate our compliance with the general equality duty.
We use the Equality Information about our population from the East Riding Data Observatory to inform our equality impact analysis work. This site also contains census information at Local Authority or ward or primary care organisation level. Click here.
We are not required to publish equality and diversity information for our staff as we employ less than 150 people. However, as part of our commitment to supporting the Workforce Race Equality Standards, we have published local information against national indicators.
- Workforce Race Equality Standards 2016-17
- Workforce Race Equality Standards 2015-16
- Workforce Race Equality Standards 2014-15
In addition, as part of a national survey we provided our Workforce Equality and Diversity Profile to NHS England and the report is available here
Equality Impact Analysis
An Equality Impact Analysis is a way of estimating the likely equality implications of either:
• The introduction of a new policy, project, or function or,
• The implementation of an existing policy, project, or function within the organisation.
Once equality implications have been identified, steps can be taken to amend the proposed policy, project or function or amend the way in which it is currently implemented to ensure it is inclusive and does not discriminate (either deliberately or accidentally).
We have developed and implemented a tool and guidance for use by staff to help identify the likely impact. Specific training has been provided to our CCG members and staff and our Governing Body will consider the results of this analysis during the decision making process. Governing Body papers and decisions can be found here
Our policies and associated Equality Impact Analyses can be found here
For staff, click here for our EIA Commissioning Template Form (as at August 2016) and to view our guidelines please click here.
Working in Partnership
In partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, we are active partners in the Disability Advisory Group. This group includes representatives from a range of different disability groups and provide feedback and advice on accessibility or concerns with services. They also help to shape our equality objectives. We are also members of the East Riding Equalities Network, which is made up of representatives from a wide range of protected groups – Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), Faith, Gypsy & Traveller, Older People, Economic Migrants, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, etc. They help influence our policies and decisions as well as providing a useful conduit during broader engagement and consultation activity.
Further information regarding these groups, including minutes of meetings, is available on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website here
Through our work with these groups, we have also developed some British Sign Language DVDs:
Equality Monitoring – guidance for staff
In partnership with local health and social care organisations, Disability Advisory Group and the East Riding Equality Network, this document has been developed to help standardise the equality monitoring process as well as provide practical advice and support to departments and staff in monitoring equality. It specifically covers the collection of personal data which will be identifiable to the individual.
Click here for more information.
Equality Delivery System 2
The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) tool is designed to support NHS commissioners and providers to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse. The EDS 2 aims to assist organisations to review their equality performance working closely with key stakeholders and to identify future priorities and actions– in engagement with stakeholders.
For more information visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/gov/equality-hub/eds/
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
A joint profile of local population needs is produced each year, this is known as a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA pulls together and summarises all existing, relevant information about health and social care trends, as well as local views about what people want from future services. The JSNA is available here
Public Health Profiles
Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Public Health Observatories Health Profiles are produced annually and can be found here.
Other Health Profiles (including National General Practice Profiles) can be found here. This site contains information at CCG level.
Neighbourhood statistics - This contains census information at Local Authority or ward or primary care organisation level, which can be found here.