The Trust

Equality Act Information

In 2013, East Cheshire NHS Trust improved its performance against the Equality Delivery System (EDS) launched by the Department of Health in 2012.  EDS provides a tool which helps us to deliver against our statutory Equality Act requirements in promoting equality and the value of the diversity of our staff and service users.  In partnership with patients and the public, staff and staff-side organisations are involved to review equality performance and to identify future priorities and actions.  In 2013, a refreshed version of EDS called EDS2 was launched and the trust is assessed against this framework every year.
 
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Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS 2)

In order to ensure we maintain our commitment towards continuous equality improvements and meet our requirements under the Equality Act, the trust participates in EDS 2 on an annual basis. EDS 2 is a national framework against which performance on equality can be assessed. In partnership with patients and the public, staff and staff-side organisations are involved to review equality performance and to identify future priorities and actions.

Follow this link to view details on the Equality Delivery System 2, the outcomes and gradings: A refreshed equality delivery system for the NHS

Follow this link to view the results of the 2016 assessment against EDS 2.

Follow this link to view the results of the 2017 assessment against EDS 2. 

Workforce monitoring

East Cheshire NHS Trust is committed to building a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the community it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare service. In response to the public sector equality duty, the trust produces workforce monitoring reports.

The trust has a statutory duty to produce and publish monitoring information on a range of workforce categories. The workforce monitoring information enables the Trust's Safety, Quality and Standards Committee to assess trends in employment practices, manage employee relation issues and inform positive action in relation to the overall equality agenda.

Trust equality reports

East Cheshire NHS Trust is committed to ensuring an equal and fair service for all. As well as working and reporting on our workforce, we constantly strive to improve services for our patients, carers and visitors, and to promote equality across all protected characteristics. Below are reports submitted to our Trust Board and the Safety, Quality and Standards Committee of the Board.

Equality Plan

We have developed an action plan based around our equality objectives.

Our key areas of focus can be seen by clicking here

Our Equality and Human Rights Policy can be found here

 

Equality Analysis (Impact Assessment)

An Equality Analysis (Impact Assessment) is a vital tool for ensuring that the services we provide, the work that we do and our practices, meet the needs of our diverse community. The trust has recently refined the equality analysis process to ensure that assessments are meaningful and are used to improve and promote equality throughout our services, policies, strategies and procedures.

View our impact assessment form here

 

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