Equality and diversity

We recognise the many different characteristics that make up our diverse communities across the city.

We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity in respect of the way we commission healthcare services and in relation to creating a workforce that is broadly representative of the population we serve.

One of the ways we aim to achieve this through proactive engagement and consultation with service users and carers, engaging with local communities and staff who work within our organisation.

The Equality Act 2010 introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty, which means there are certain activities we have to do, as a public sector organisation, in order to comply with the Act.

NHS Leeds CCG continues to work with NHS organisations in Leeds to improve performance in relation to equality and diversity.

Our commitment to the equality and diversity agenda and our evidence of compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty is supported by the NHS Equality Delivery System.

We have clear links between our Communication and Engagement Strategy and the work we do in relation to EDS2.We continue to work in partnership with our NHS provider trusts and have a city wide panel of “Trusted Partners” who assist us with the engagement and assessment process associated with the Equality Delivery System each year. Our panel of “Trusted Partners” is made up of representatives from Healthwatch Leeds; Voluntary Action Leeds; Leeds Involving People; Forum Central; and Leeds City Council.

During our annual assessment and engagement events our panel of “Trusted Partners”, who attend as representatives of communities in Leeds, help identify gaps/areas for improvement. A performance update on the gaps/areas for improvement is provided annually.

We are committed to ensuring our organisation pays due regard to three aims of the public sector equality duty. One of the ways of doing this is to carry out systematic equality analysis of the impact of our actions and decisions on our diverse communities.

If you have special communications needs or would like any of this information or documents in another format or in a different language, please contact us or ask a carer or friend to contact us on 0113 8435457.

Related documents

Equality impact assessments – when are they necessary?
Equality impact assessment flow chart
Quality and equality impact assessment
Quality and equality user guide
Equality analysis – communications and engagement
Equality objectives 2017 – 2020
Equality delivery system flow chart

2017/2018

NHS Leeds CCG Workforce Race Equality Standard 2018
Public sector equality duty 2017 – 2018
Workforce race equality standard action plan

2018/2019

Public sector equality duty 2018-2019

2019/2020

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard action Plan 2019/20
NHS Leeds CCG Workforce Race Equality Standard 2019