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NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to ensuring Equality and Diversity is a priority when planning and commissioning healthcare services in Cumbria.

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The CCG is committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all staff and users of health services in Cumbria. The CCG wants to ensure all parts of our local communities have fair access to NHS information and services and that no one is disadvantaged or discriminated against by the services we put in place.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires CCGs to;

  • reduce inequalities between patients with respect to their ability to access health services, and
  • reduce inequalities between patients with respect to the outcomes achieved for them by the provision of health services.

Under the Equality Act 2010| and the Public Sector General Equality Duty, public sector organisations such as CCGs must publish sufficient information to demonstrate that, in the exercise of its functions, it has ‘due regard’ to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and to
  • foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not.

Section 149 of the Equality Act places an additional set of requirements upon public bodies, known as the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).   The specific duty requires public authorities to publish annually information on the effects of their services and employment on people who share a protected characteristic and to put in place Equality Objectives  | 

View the Cumbria Public Sector Equality and Diversity Strategy 2016 – 2020|

This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) report provides information on how both Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust are meeting their legal duties set out in the Equality Act 2010, the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 and the Human Rights Act 1998

2018 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report|

Equality Delivery System (EDS2) Interim Report December 2017|

Equality Analysis 16/17|

Equality Analysis 15/16|

Equality Analysis 14/15|

Equality Analysis 13/14| 

Accessible Information Standard

Select Here| to view the Accessible Information Standard document which includes links to the specification and implementation guidance.

Health and Wellbeing Passport|’ - the passport is aimed at people who have communication difficulties. It enables people, with support if needed, to make a note of information that they might need to share when going into hospital or visiting their GP. For more information contact: CumbriaCCG-Enquiries@cumbriaccg.nhs.uk|

Protected Characteristics 

The Act identifies 9 protected characteristics. Information on each can be found below:

Equality Protected characteristics

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