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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

What is Equality Impact Analysis?

Equality Impact Analysis is a tool for helping us to consider the potential impact that our Trust activities (services, projects, strategies, policies etc.) might have on our community (staff, patients, carers & others), from different equality perspectives. 

It helps us provide better services to our patients and staff, by making sure that all our activities help to promote equality, challenge discrimination, and are genuinely accessible to all.  It also helps us fulfil our legal obligations as a Trust under equality legislation.  The Equality Act 2010places a Specific Duty on public sector organisations to carry out Equality Impact Analysis on our activities, against each of the nine personal protected characteristics, which are:

  • Age

  • Disability

  • Gender Reassignment

  • Marriage & Civil Partnership

  • Pregnancy & Maternity

  • Race

  • Religion & Belief

  • Sex

  • Sexual Orientation

 

When should we do it?

An Equality Impact Analysis should be carried out early in the planning, development or review of any activity within the Trust. This helps to ensure that equality is placed at the heart of everything we are doing.  It looks at both positive and potentially negative impacts of the activity, to enable any necessary adjustments to be made at an early stage.

 

Activities for which an Equality Impact Analysis should be completed include: 

  • Service changes or redesign

  • Organisational change

  • Strategies

  •  Policies

  •  Proposals, projects & plans

  •  Care Pathways

  •  Processes & procedures

  •  Guidelines

  •  Systems

  •  Other Functions & Practices 

 

Other areas for note

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CONTACTS:

Patrick McCloskey 
Equality Inclusion Practitioner 
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust 
Isaac Maddox House Shrub Hill Road Worcester WR4 9RW 
Tel: 01905 681817 
Mobile: 07436 035315 
Email: patrick.mccloskey@nhs.net

Abby Oates 
Organisational Development &Inclusion Facilitator 
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust 
Isaac Maddox House Shrub Hill Road Worcester WR4 9RW 
Tel: 01905 681814 
Mobile: 0786 4606330
Email: abigailoates@nhs.net

Sheri Moule 
Administrator  
Equality and Organisational Development Team 
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Wyre Forest Locality Office, Kidderminster Health Centre 
Tel: 01562 514616 
Email: sherimoule@nhs.net