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  • Equality and Diversity CouncilEquality Delivery System Design and Engagement

    NHS Equality and Diversity Council

    Equality and Diversity Council - backgroundThe Equality and Diversity Council was formed in 2009 with representatives from DH, NHS and other interestsIt is chaired by David Nicholson and reports to the NHS Management BoardIts supports the NHS to deliver services that are personal, fair and diverse and to promote continuous improvementMajor EDC products under development are :Equality Act GuidanceThe Equality Delivery System

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    Equality Delivery System purpose and scopeIts purpose is to drive up the equality performance of the NHS and embed equality into mainstream NHS businessIt applies to NHS commissioners and NHS providersUnique selling points :It helps the NHS to deliver on the Equality ActIt helps the NHS to deliver positive outcomes in line with the White Paper and Government priorities It helps the NHS to meet CQC registration requirementsThe timing of EDS implementation will ensure that equality is be built into the new NHS

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    Equality Delivery System governanceEDS developments are led by Tim Rideout, EDC member and Chief Executive of NHS Leicester City.He reports to Clare Chapman, D-G Workforce at DHHe is supported by Peter Hall and Ray Warburton of the NHS Equality Team at DHAn EDS Working Group, with members from the NHS, NHSE & CQC, works on general and specific aspectsThe EDS draws on NHS North Wests Equality Performance Improvement Toolkit (EPIT), which is running in that region involving over 60 organisations.It relates to the local government equality standard

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    Equality Delivery System timelineSummer 2010 - Design and engagement phaseOctober 2010 - Full proposals endorsed by EDC and NHS Management BoardNovember 2010 Formal consultation, with IA and EqIA Early 2011 - Early adopters, including those willing to take part in the evaluation, are identified April 2011 Launched on voluntary basis; evaluation beginsApril 2012 - EDS implementedFrom 2012/13 EDS reviewed and NHS Commissioning Board considers next steps

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    Equality Delivery System processOrganisations develop 4-year Equality Strategies based on assessments against EDS outcomesStrategic priorities are identifiedOrganisations develop Annual Improvement Plans to focus on most urgent priorities. First Annual Improvement Plans are prepared for April 2012.They work with local interests, including LINks / Health Watch, on assessments, strategies, priorities and plansFinal plans are sent to LINks / Health Watch, LA Overview & Scrutiny Committees and Health & Wellbeing Boards.

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    Equality Delivery System Equality StrategiesAssessment of performance against outcomes for all equality target groups and socio-economic statusPriorities over the 4 years, with reference to public sector and other duties and to equality target groupsHow progress will be phased with milestones, and how continuous improvement will be maintainedThe link to corporate goalsThe grades to be achieved over the 4 yearsLocal interests engaged and resultsSources of evidence

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    Equality Delivery System Annual Improvement PlansAssessment of performance against outcomes for all equality target groups and socio-economic statusPriorities for the year, with reference to public sector and other duties and to equality target groupsHow progress supports the Equality Strategy, continuous improvement and mainstream businessThe link to corporate goalsThe grades to be achieved in the yearLocal interests engaged and resultsSources of evidence

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    Equality Delivery System assessmentsOrganisations assess their equality performance against 13 outcomes grouped into 5 goals :Better health outcomes for all Improved patient access and experienceBeyond ComplianceWorkforce the NHS as a fair employerInclusive leadership at all levels

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    Equality Delivery System examples of outcomes for patients and communities

    1.3 Patient safety outcomes are demonstrating measurable increases across all equality target groups, with the active participation of staff and managers engaging with patient groups and involving local communities

    2.3 Patients report positive experiences of the NHS, where they are listened to and respected, and the services they receive are safe, effective and personalised to their specific needs

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    Equality Delivery System examples of outcomes for compliance, staff and leadership

    3.2 Equality data and other evidence are used so that all outcomes are measurable, and the impacts of policies, services and functions can be identified and evaluated for all groups

    4.1 A diverse workforce more accurately reflects the local population, at all levels including board level

    5.1 Corporate leadership champions and assures equality outcomes within the organisation and the local health economy

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    Equality Delivery System gradesFor each outcome, one of four grades can be chosen, and related to a RAG rating :Undeveloped = RedDeveloping = AmberAchieving = GreenExcellent = Gold starContinuous improvement is prompted by the gradesUndeveloped must be used when evidence is not available, and/or local interests have not been engagedExcellent is only achieved with evidence of full partnership working and innovation.

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    Equality Delivery System accountabilityOrganisations publish their strategies, plans and grades on their websites and refer to them in annual reportsLINks / Health Watch send final plans to NHS Commissioning Board and CQC for appropriate action [to be confirmed]NHS Commissioning Board publishes the grades of all organisations, in the form of a RAG ratingUltimately the NHS Commissioning Board should accept responsibility for systemic equality failures in the NHSMinisters remain accountable to Parliament

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