Equality and Diversity is central to the work of the CCG to ensure equality of access to and treatment by the services that we commission on behalf of the population of south eastern Hampshire.
The CCG’s commitment to equality and diversity is driven by the principles of the NHS Constitution, the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, and also the duties of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to reduce health inequalities, promote patient involvement and involve and consult with the public.
We use the NHS Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) to develop and prepare our equality objectives. The objectives below were developed from our assessment in 2015. We are currently reviewing that assessment and would welcome your feedback on the accessibility of NHS services in the local area. If you would like to participate in our survey, please click here.
Public Sector Equality Duty
EDS2 helps the CCG meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty which is set out in the Equality Act 2010. These are to:
The CCG works in accordance with the Accessible Information Standard. This means we ensure all corporate information such as leaflets, documents and electronic resources are available, on request, in alternative formats. These include large print, Easy Read and braille.
We will endeavour to provide communication support at our meetings and events to ensure effective and accurate dialogue with everyone in the local area we serve. We also try to ensure our website is as accessible as possible.
If you have any information and communication needs to access our information or require communication support at our meetings or events you can:
Further information on the Accessible Information Standard is available on the NHS England website.