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.
As an employer the CCG monitors equality and diversity information for our staff including the Governing Body. As part of our commitment to supporting the Workforce Race Equality Standards and the Workforce Disability Equality Standard we have published local information against national indicators.
Our action plan for 2019-20, approved by Governing Body on 20 August 2019, includes the following outcomes:
- Improved representation across the workforce and the % difference between the organisations’ Board voting membership and its overall workforce
- Improved access to opportunities, training and CPD for under-represented groups
- Improved % of Disabled staff saying that the CCG has made adequate adjustment(s) to enable them to carry out their work
- Improved data collection from ESR
As part of this plan the CCG will:
- Continue to develop our face to face offer around equalities and diversity training and consider further development around unconscious bias as well as actively promoting leadership, training and development opportunities to BME and Disabled employees via our staff newsletter.
- Review our recruitment process for Board members to ensure that all opportunities for Board appointments are actively advertised to attract a diverse range of candidates.
- Review policies for accessing non-mandatory training/ CPD and reasonable adjustments and, to support this, introduce a new Performance and Development Review Framework which will help us to understand individuals development and support needs.
- Maintain and improve our Disability Confident status to attract and retain more disabled employees.
Click here to read the NHS England Leadership Strategy aimed at Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS.
Equality and Quality Impact Assessment (EQIA)
An impact assessment is a continuous process that systematically tests the quality impacts of possible or actual business plans designed to change patient care. The impacts are assessed and the potential consequences on quality are considered with necessary mitigating actions outlined in a uniformed way.
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 Impact Analyses can be found 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.
This contains census information at Local Authority or ward or primary care organisation level, which can be found here.