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Equality and diversity

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is thoroughly committed to reducing disparity of outcomes across the locality and equality and diversity is a fundamental consideration of the decisions and actions the CCG takes. This Equality and Diversity Plan reinforces these commitments and is the first step in outlining our approach to equality and diversity, whilst ensuring compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

The CCG has specific legal obligations within the Equality Act 2010; this plan intends to make a clear statement how the CCG will fulfil its duties by outlining:

  • How equality and diversity issues influence our commissioning function;
  • The mechanisms in place to ensure that issues are embedded in daily business’;
  • Making sure that the way the CCG operated and the services we commission for North Yorkshire meet the needs of the minority and the most disadvantaged.

The CCG has developed an Equality and Diversity plan available here which highlights the national and local drivers that will shape and influence the CCGs approach to promoting equality in our commissioning decisions and valuing the diversity of service users and employees.

The CCG is determined that this plan and the delivery of its supporting actions will make a significant difference to the communities it serves – both in terms of the experience of accessing and using health services as well as achieving better health outcomes. The CCG is also committed to ensuring that its staff are empowered, engaged and well-supported at times of significant organisational change.