We have developed our Equality Objectives and Health Inequalities Strategy 2018-2021 which sets out our response to meeting our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty and our ambition to commission health services that meet the needs of our local diverse communities and populations and reduce avoidable health inequalities in all aspects of our role and functions.
Through a process of assessment, review, and engagement with stakeholders we have identified the following three equality objectives:
- We will commission health services that are informed by local needs and people, improve access, and reduce health inequalities
- We will work with our local partners to improve health outcomes and in doing so will support the voices of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and communities to be heard
- We will develop our workforce across all levels of the organisation, where staff are engaged and supported, and leaders and managers foster a culture of inclusion, wellbeing, and diversity
We recognise the link between equality and health inequalities and have developed the Equality and Health Inequalities Strategy 2018-2022 which sets out our response to this challenging agenda.