As a public sector body, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG is required under the 2010 Equality Act to make provision for various obligations and legally-mandated duties conferred on us by the Act (known as the 'Public Sector Equality Duty' or PSED). These PSED requirements relate to the CCG as an NHS Commissioner, local system leader and as an employer. When deploying our commissioning functions, we are required to promote equality and diversity and tackle health inequalities. Part of these duties relate to the publication of certain strategy documents, including our CCG objectives in this area, along with annual equality and inclusion reports to show how we are performing against those.
The CCG is commited to promoting equality in the local community and further afield. A joint Equality and Diversity Strategy is currently under development with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG - planned for publication in early 2017. View our Equality and Diversity Plan 2012-15. You can also view our Equality and Diversity Annual Reports for 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
We developed our equalities objectives in partnership with our communities in 2012 and they have subsequently been refreshed. We will be refreshing them again in 2017 and going out to consultation. View our Equalities Objectives, along with our progress to date. More information can be found in our Equality and Inclusion Annual Reports.
Equality Delivery System (EDS) public grading
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is about treating all patients, carers and staff fairly. It is about making sure everyone has a say in how healthcare services involve and listen to all local people. Along with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG, we held public and staff events in January and March 2016. Easy Read report of the EDS public grading event.
Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
NHS England has recently introduced the Workforce Race Quality Standard (WRES), which requires NHS organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. The WRES will ensure that all healthcare staff are treated fairly and with respect, which will have a postive impact on patient care.
These videos from NHS England highlight the leadership commitment given to the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard.
For further information visit the NHS England WRES webpage.
Accessible Information Standard
Read more about the Accessible Information Standard including Implementation Guidance.
Referrers should record patients’ information and/or communication needs on the ‘additional requirements’ screen within the NHS e-Referral Service so that those needs are shared with the provider (who can then take the necessary action to ensure that those needs are met). Read more about the Accessible Information Standard and the e-Referral Service.
Read about NHS England’s Accessible Information and Communication Policy showing how the Accessible Information Standard can be adopted by other organisations.
Page updated 21 December 2016