Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity is central to the work of the CCG to ensure equity of access to and treatment by the services that we commission on behalf of the Island’s population.

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 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 help us meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty which is set out in the Equality Act 2010. There are three strands to the Public Sector Equality Duty. These are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conducted prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The CCG has three equality objectives. These are:

Objective 1: Ensure the CCG fully understands and fulfils its responsibilities for equality and diversity.

Objective 2: Reduce inequalities in health status and access to care amongst Islanders with serious mental health conditions and learning disability.

Objective 3: Reduce inequalities in life expectancy and experience of healthcare through the development of self-help programmes.

We report on our progress against each of these objectives in our annual equalities report, which can be located here, or in the downloads section at the bottom of the page.

We undertake annual analysis against the indicators of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard. This information is not in the public domain due to low workforce numbers. A report is available here for the combined workforce of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs (of which we are a member).


Equality and Diversity