The Equality Act 2010 has brought with it a new, legal, Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requiring public bodies to declare their compliance with the duty on an annual basis. This means that we must show compliance with both the general and specific duties of the PSED.
For the general duty we need to show how we are having due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Protected characteristics – in the context of the PSED – are defined as:
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
For the specific duty we are required to:
- Publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general duty
- Publish data on the make-up of our workforce
- Publish data on those affected by our policies and procedures
- Publish one or more equality objectives covering a four year period
The progress we have made towards meeting the requirements of the general equality duty can be seen in our progress reports below:
Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2020-21
Equality Delivery System - EDS2
The Equality Delivery System EDS2 is a system that helps the Clinical Commissioning Group improve the services they provide for local communities and provide better working environments free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Delivery System was developed by the NHS, for the NHS, taking inspiration from existing work and good practice.
You can find our Equality Delivery System EDS2 Performance reports here:
NHS Rotherham CCG Workforce Report 2019-20
NHS Rotherham CCG Workforce Report 2018-19
NHS Rotherham CCG Workforce Report 2017-18
NHS Rotherham CCG Workforce Report 2016-17