Equality Advisory Group

The Equality Advisory Group is a group of people who can identify with or who have experience of, one or more of the nine protected characteristics and/or other groups who could experience inequality. 

These include; age, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. Along with representation from other groups including carers, the homeless, travelling communities and rural communities.

The aim of the group is to help identify impacts and explore mitigations around Trust policies and services where groups of people could experience inequality. 


As the relatively new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated care System, I find that the Equality Advisory Group provides an excellent opportunity to meet with people from a range of backgrounds and organisations who are committed to making a difference.  I have also taken the opportunity to sing the praises of the group as an example of very good practice with respect to undertaking Equality Impact Assessments. Dave


The group helps to ensure all stages of service development and change management programmes are informed by a full and detailed consideration of equality issues. They also review and identify potential impacts of proposed activity on different equality groups, the level of identified impact, and to help inform any action plan which might include further engagement with impacted groups to identify potential ways to mitigate the impacts.

If you are interested in being a member please email: kathryn.richards3@nhs.net

For more information on inclusion, equality and diversity in the Trust please visit the Equality and Diversity website page.