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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Equality Inclusion and Human Rights

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Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCG’s are committed to embedding the key principles of Equality and Inclusion and Human Rights at the core of our day to day business and decision making. The CCG’s are committed to commissioning inclusive services and understand that these services should reflect the needs of the diverse communities we serve. This will require participation and feedback from a range of stakeholders including; patients, the public, staff, service providers, voluntary and community support groups and greater collaboration between the CCG’s and its key partners.

The Equality Act 2010 is the primary piece of legislation relating to; equality, diversity and inclusion. It brings together several existing equality laws into one place so that it is easier to use. It sets out the personal characteristics that are protected by the law and the behaviour that is unlawful.

It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of their:

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Consideration is also given to communities or seldom heard groups who don’t always access NHS services. This could include homeless people, Asylum Seekers or communities within areas of deprivation. Health inequalities don’t always reside in areas of deprivation for example rural areas, where isolation can be linked to mental illness.

The 2010 Equality Act, Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is set out in section 149 of the Act. In summary, those who are subject to the (PSED) must give due consideration to its 3 key aims:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  3. Foster good relations between different groups

The Equality Acts Public Sector Equality Duty contains specific duties. Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCG’s are organisations that are subject to these duties and must:

  • Publish at least every 4 years Equality Objectives
  • At least annually report on how the organisation is meeting its PSED and its’s Equality Objectives.

You can view and download the appropriate Equality and PSED documents in the links below. They are also available to access in the Publications folder.


Other Key Equality Legislation

Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to. It incorporates the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into domestic British law. The Human Rights Act came into force in the UK in October 2000. You can click here to find out more information on the Human Rights Act.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 was enacted to put clinicians at the centre of commissioning, freed up providers to innovate, empowers patients and gives a new focus to public health.


South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Health, Equality and Population Profile

South East Staffordshire LocalityHealth and demographic data is important in helping the CCG to better understand the diversity of its communities and their specific health needs. Demographic data refers to data that is usually socio-economic in nature such as population size, race, sex, age, income, levels of deprivation, education and employment, and which represents certain geographic locations. A wide variety of social and health outcomes can be impacted by the level or lack of health and demographic information.

The Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Pack considers measures of health inequality and aims to support CCGs and health systems to identify areas of improvement in promoting equality and reducing health inequalities. Previously such analysis has not been available at CCG level NHS South East Staffs and Seisdon Peninsula CCG

Other Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCG Equality and Health Inequalities RightCare Packs:


A guidance document has been produced to further explain the contents of these RightCare Packs. Click here to view the Equality and Health Inequalities (EHI) RightCare Pack Methodology Guide

You can view and download our Accessibility and Communications Statement 2021/22 by clicking here or through the Equality Inclusion and Human Rights drop down menu on the left of your screen.