Equality analysis

NHS Nottingham City CCG is committed to ensuring that the organisation pays due regard to the three aims of the public sector equality duty. The systematic analysis of the impact of our actions and decisions on equality is one way that this can be achieved.

Equality impact assessments

The completion of equality impact assessments is no longer a statutory requirement. However, NHS Nottingham City CCG believes that these are central to being a transparent and accountable organisation. The assessments ensure that we do not disadvantage people from certain groups by the way that we commission health services or through our employment practices. It is also a way of identifying where we might better promote equality of opportunity.

What are equality impact assessments?

An equality impact assessment is a useful tool that enables organisations to assess the implications of their decisions on the whole community. Carrying out an equality impact assessment will help organisations to:
  • Eliminate discrimination and tackle inequality.
  • Target resources in an efficient and fair way.
  • Develop a better understanding of the communities they serve and create stronger social and community networks.

Our approach at NHS Nottingham City CCG

We require that equality impact assessments be an integral part of service planning and policy development. They are required to be completed whenever we plan, change or remove a service, policy or function.
 
Our process requires individuals and teams to think carefully about the likely impact of their work on different communities or groups. It involves anticipating the consequences of the organisation’s strategies, policies, procedures and functions on different communities and making sure that any negative consequences are eliminated or minimised and opportunities for promoting equality are maximised.
 
An equality impact assessment consists of two main parts:
  • An initial screening process.
  • A full assessment (if initial screening has identified a possible adverse/negative impact).
We have developed an Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit to assist managers in undertaking assessments. During 2013, we plan to review and revise our toolkit and supporting guidance to ensure the process is fully embedded and meets the needs of the organisation and our diverse population.

Completed equality impact assessments

The following equality impact assessments have been completed by the CCG:

For more information please contact Trish Gamble, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .