Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission – this body has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality.

NHS Equality and Diversity Council – the vision of the Council is ‘To create a health and care system that is personal, fair and diverse’.

CQC: Equality and Human Rights – the Care Quality Commission monitors health and social care providers against equality and human rights standards.

The nine “protected” grounds are: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
Staff at work can access the Service Equality Team intranet page.

Diversity calendar
 : this calendar highlights significant days and festivals during 2015.

Some recent publications:
NHS Employers has partnered with Imperial College London, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) and North West Coast Academic Health Science Network to produce the diversity and inclusion strategic report. Providing a workplace that celebrates and is inclusive of diversity is now essential for the NHS to operate effectively for both staff and patients.

Religion or Belief – new guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Feb 2013

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