Equality and diversity

‘Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs.’

‘Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all.’

At East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we are fully committed to embedding a culture of inclusiveness and continue to strive to meet the needs and aspirations of our patients, service users, carers and staff in commissioning services which respond to individual needs.

As an employer, we recognise and value people as individuals and accommodate differences wherever possible by making adjustments to working arrangements or practices. As a commissioner of health services, we work with other health care providers and contractors to ensure that valuing diversity and promoting fair access to services are core elements of care and that full consideration is given to all equalities issues when planning or redesigning services and when assessing the health needs of our local population. In partnership with local communities and other local organisations in the health and social care sector, we aim to reduce inequalities in health.

Our Equality and Diversity Plan reinforces these commitments and is the first step in outlining our approach to equality and diversity, whilst ensuring compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. It highlights the national and local drivers that will shape and influence our approach to promoting equality in our commissioning decisions and valuing the diversity of service users and employees.

Click here to read our Equality and Diversity Plan. And to view the easy read version click here.

Equality Objectives
During 2015 and early 2016 we worked with key stakeholders to refresh our equality objectives using the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) as a framework for engagement. This assessment included a review of progress against the previous objectives. 

Objective 1
Our services will be more accessible for all, particularly for people with disabilities

Objective 2
Our workforce will be more representative (both directly and through our contracted provision) and equipped to deal with culturally sensitive issues

Progress Updates
Progress against our objectives will be posted here at regular intervals.  You can also view progress against previous objectives:

Consultation and Feedback
We welcome any feedback or ideas from patients, carers and staff on our performance in relation to equality and diversity.  Please send any comments via e-mail Eroy-pct.ContactUs@nhs.net or by post to

Chief Officer
East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Second Floor, Health House
Grange Park Lane
Willerby
HU10 6DT

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