We are committed to supporting the government and health sectors with embedding Equality and Inclusion in everything that we do in partnership with them. More specifically:
- How they commission services on behalf of the population
- How they recruit and support the development of staff
- How they proactively engage and support all residents particularly given the diversity of the population and service users
Embedding equality into the commissioning of health services and local authority services is underpinned by engagement with their stakeholders.
Engagement with the population and drawing on the expertise of residents, patients, services providers and third sector organisations is critical in shaping services that are of high quality, value for money and reflect the needs of diverse populations.
Completing an Equalities Impact Assessment, and actively involving patient and public stakeholders in planning and decision making, helps to meet public sector equality duties.