In addition to publishing our strategy and objectives, we also publish a range of other information to demonstrate our compliance with the general equality duty.
Click here to find Equality Information about our population. This is used to inform our equality impact analysis work.
The CCG is not required to publish equality and diversity information for its staff as it employs less than 150 people. However, as part of a national survey we provided our Workforce Equality and Diversity Profile to NHS England and their report is available here
Equality Impact Analysis
An Equality Impact Analysis is a way of estimating the likely equality implications of either:
- The introduction of a new policy, project, or function or,
- The implementation of an existing policy, project, or function within the organisation.
Once equality implications have been identified, steps can be taken to amend the proposed policy, project or function or amend the way in which it is currently implemented to ensure it is inclusive and does not discriminate (either deliberately or accidentally).
We have developed and implemented a tool and guidance for use by staff to help identify the likely impact. Specific training has been provided to our CCG members and staff and our Governing Body will consider the results of this analysis during the decision making process. Governing Body papers and decisions can be found here
Our policies and associated Equality Impact Analyses can be found here
Our approach to involving people
All engagement events / patient feedback reports contain equality and diversity information and a specific question asked around sharing services to meet the diverse needs of the population. Click here to find out more about our involvement work and the various ways you can get involved.
Working in Partnership
- Divisional Independent Advisory Group
Our Director of Commissioning and Partnerships is now a member of the Divisional Independent Advisory Group and routinely attends the quarterly meetings. The meeting is run by the Humberside Police D-Division and provides an opportunity for a wide range of multi-agency professionals to meet with local community representatives, including representatives of diverse groups/communities.
- Work with Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA)
We have regular and ongoing meetings with HANA officers. These provide the opportunity for HANA to raise any issues of concern to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. In addition, proactive work has included presentations by the CCG and seeking views on proposals at HANA public events. Recent examples include consultation on content requirements for the Patient Guide, which was developed into the “How to get the most from your local Health Services booklet”. This booklet was subsequently translated into the 5 most needed languages (not spoken) following consultation with HANA communities and GP practices. The copy from this leaflet is also available on the HANA website which has the facility to translate it into 67 different languages. http://hanaonline.co.uk/your-nhs/
Specific work in relation to refugees and asylum seekers has been led by the Director of Commissioning and Partnerships through the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board leading to changes in the way the needs of this group are met in primary care.
Equality Delivery System
The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) tool is designed to support NHS commissioners and providers to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse. The EDS aims to assist organisations to achieve compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty by encouraging them – in engagement with stakeholders – to review their equality performance and to identify future priorities and actions.
An initial self-assessment was undertaken in early 2013, and the results were used to develop an EDS action plan which can be found here.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
A joint profile of local population needs is produced each year, this is known as a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA pulls together and summarises all existing, relevant information about health and social care trends, as well as local views about what people want from future services. The JSNA is available here