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Our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights commitments
North Central London CCG is committed to commissioning the best care for the diverse population we serve, recognising that services need to be designed with equality, diversity, and human rights at the core of business and decision-making.
We are committed to fulfilling our equality duties and obligations to reduce health inequalities in all aspects of our roles and functions. The values underpinning equality, diversity, and human rights are central to policy making, service planning, employment practices, and commissioning.
For our staff, we aim to create a working culture that recognises, respects, and values differences for the benefit of the organisation, the individual, and the community.
Key priorities for 2020-2025
Based on local needs analysis, the CCG has identified the three key service priorities for equality duty. These areas will be the key focus for the annual action plan and Equality Delivery System (EDS2) grading.
Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard was developed and introduced in 2015. Organisations are required to review and report against nine indicators.
The indicators are a mix of NHS staff survey data and the workforce data comparing the experience of BME and White staff. It also compares the governing body data with the workforce and local population data to show how representative the governing body is compared with the ICB workforce and the local population. We publish a progress report with an action plan every year. Our latest report is available below:
Accessible Information Standard (AIS)
The Accessible Information Standard (AIS) aims to make sure people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get the information they can access and understand, and any communication support they might need.
This includes making sure people get information in different formats, for example, large print, Braille, easy read; and support such as a British Sign Language interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter or an advocate.
The AIS means that organisations providing health or social care need to ensure five things:
- Ask people if they have any information or communication support needs, and identify how to meet them.
- Record those needs in a set way on the patients’ records.
- Highlight or flag in the person’s file or notes, so it is clear that they have information or communication support needs and details of how to meet those needs.
- Share information about a person’s needs with other NHS and adult social care providers when they have consent to do so.
- Make sure that people get information in an accessible way and communication support if they need it.