Equality, diversity and inclusion


North Central London CCG is committed to promoting equality, diversity and human rights for service users and our staff and to involving local people from all backgrounds in commissioning.

We have developed Equality Objectives to help us meet our statutory duty but also address local health inequalities and the future needs of the diverse community. These objectives can be found in our Equality and Inclusion Plan 2016-20.

CCG Equality and Inclusion Plan

As part of the CCG’s General Public Sector Equality Duty we publish our equality objectives. North Central London CCG’s Equality and Inclusion Plan was approved by the CCG’s Governing Body in 2020. It sets out the CCG’s approach to promoting equality and diversity and how it will meet its Public Sector Equality Duty.

Our recent equality objectives can be found on the North Central London CCG website.

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What is equality analysis (equality impact assessment)?

Public authorities like CCGs are responsible for making a wide range of decisions, from the contents of overarching policies and budget setting to day-to-day decisions which affect specific individuals.

Equality analysis is a way of considering the effect on different groups protected from discrimination by the Equality Act, such as people of different ages. There are two reasons for this:

  • to consider if there are any unintended consequences for some groups
  • to consider if the policy/service will be fully effective for all target groups.

It involves using equality information, and the results of engagement with protected groups and others, to understand the actual effect or the potential effect of your functions, policies or decisions. It can help you to identify practical steps to tackle any negative effects or discrimination, to advance equality and to foster good relations.

Full and comprehensive guidance on equality analysis can be found on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

Ideally, equality impact assessments should cover all the strands of diversity and will help trusts get a better understanding of its functions and the way decisions are made, by:

  • considering the current situation
  • deciding the aims and intended outcomes of a function or policy
  • considering what evidence there is to support the decision and identifying any gaps
  • ensuring it is an informed decision

It is our CCG policy that all commissioning decisions must be equality impact assessed.

 

The annual Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week (#EQW2021) takes place on 10–14 May 2021. It provides an opportunity for us to promote, showcase and celebrate the amazing work going on across our organisation around the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion.

You can view a full schedule of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week events here.