Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Performance Monitoring
At Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust we believe that everybody has the right to be respected, valued and empowered within an environment that us the very best we can provide for each person on every occasion.
We value diversity and are determined to ensure that:
- All individuals are treated fairly, with dignity and respect
- The opportunities provided by the Trust are open to all
- The Trust provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for staff, patients. Clients and visitors.
The Equality and Inclusion Team runs engagement events where we actively seek views and comments from staff and general public on equality issues. They also provide a range of training courses for staff in relation to equality and human rights issues (which can be accessed via classroom taught sessions, eLearning or poster presentations), equality impact assessments, cultural awareness and how to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace.
To ensure the Trust is meeting the needs of the diverse communities we serve, the Public Sector Equality Duty and our contractual requirements we review our performance annually.
Equality Delivery System (EDS2)
The Trust reviews its performance against NHS England’s performance framework EDS2 annually this entails the EDI team gathering evidence from across the Trust and working with local people from our diverse communities, local Health Watch and community groups who review our evidence and decide the grade. For our EDS2 grading reports click here.
For Action plan please click here
If you would like further information about the NHS Equality Delivery system you can go to the National EDS website by clicking NHS England EDS 2 https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality/equality-hub/eds/ hyperlink to NHS E EDS2 page
Equality Assured Standard
“Equality Assured Standard” is a practical tool to help the Trust and the four Care Provider Organisations embed Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights into their day to day business. This work also supports and underpins Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to meet its statutory Public Sector Equality Duty and its NHS Contractual requirements.
The benefits of the Equality Assured standard will help the Care Provider Organisations:
- Achieve tangible benefits for staff and service users
- Reduce the risk of discrimination litigation
- Achieve fairness in the workplace, embrace diversity and inclusion, meet the mandatory Workforce Race and Disability Equality Standards (WRES & WDES)
- Promote EDHR issues within their own organisation and with partners
- Meet Accessible Information Standard
- Use the equality performance tool EDS2 as an innovator to improve patient experience
- Improve wellbeing, health and operational performance of the organisation and promote dignity in care
- Continue to advance the EDHR skill and knowledge base of their workforce and meet CQC Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) focusing primarily on Well-led and Responsive services.
It is built around a standard being promoted with three levels of engagement and achievement.
- Level 1 - Aspiring to the Standard (Bronze)
- Level 2 - Working with the Standard (Silver)
- Level 3 - Achievement of the Standard (Gold)
If you would like any more information regarding our EDS2 grading, the Equality Assured Standard or would like to be involved, please contact the Equality and Inclusion Team on 0161 604 5893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org