Equality Impact Assessments

EI Assess

The Trust recognises the vital role it plays in ensuring that health inequalities are identified and eliminated and equity and fairness are core qualities and values to be embedded within the organisation. In accordance with the changes in the public sector duties brought about by the Equality Act 2010, the Trust must demonstrate that the organisation understands and recognises the people within its local communities through collecting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative evidence, which must be used to inform service design and delivery.

Therefore, equality impact assessments (EIA) are considered to be the key to achieving fair and equal access to the healthcare services and employment opportunities the Trust provides and to demonstrate the organisations commitment to advancing equality and eliminating discrimination.

What is an EIA?

An EIA is a process of systematically analysing a proposed service, strategy, policy, function or similar directive to identify what effect or likely effect it may have on the people who come into contact with the organisation, such as service users or employees.

The aims of carrying out the impact assessments are to:

  • identify whether people with protected characteristics or communities are excluded from or disadvantaged by any of the services or employment opportunities offered by the Trust;
  • ensure that the organisation engages with service users and stakeholders and increases participation through the consultation process;
  • ensure staff consider alternative measures that might address any adverse impact;
  • promote and embed equality of opportunity in the polices and practices of the organisation;
  • help the organisation to fulfil its legal duties under current equality legislation;
  • help the organisation to fulfil its mission statement ‘To provide the best care for each patient on every occasion’.

What’s covered by the EIA process?

Strategies, policies and guidelines
EIAs are undertaken on all Trust documents that appear on the Document Management System, including strategies, polices and guidelines, either at the planning stage of a new process or at the review stage of an existing process (usually three years after the initial publication).

Services

For existing services, EIAs are carried out on a 3-year rolling programme. For services undergoing change, EIAs are carried out at prior to the change and will help to design and shape the ‘new’ service.

For further information about EIAs

For copies of the assessments, or further information regarding the EIA process, please contact the Equality and Engagement Team on 0161 604 5893 or email equality@pat.nhs.uk.

 

Completed EIA’s 2017/18

Date

1.

Clinical Record Keeping Policy EDN004

04/01/17

2.

Reporting Protocol for Specialist Fluoroscopy Radiographers

31/01/17

3.

Policy for Protection of Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

28/02/17

4.

Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures

02/03/17

5.

Ultrasound Protocols for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

02/03/17

6.

Guidelines for the Management of Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy

04/04/17

7.

Policy for Indications for red cell transfusion

05/04/17

8.

Quick Reference Sheet for Enhanced Patient Observation Guideline

05/04/17

9.

Standard for Adult Patient Observation Practice

07/04/17

10.

Enhanced Patient Observation

25/05/17

11.

Accessible Information and Communication for Service Users Policy

07/09/17

12.

Management of Transfusion Reactions EDC005

08/09/17

13.

Work Wear Policy EDG014

22/09/17

14.

Care Pathway for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism   EDN052

25/09/17

15.

Incident Reporting & Investigation Policy including the Serious incident

framework EDQ008

03/10/17

16.

Mortality Review Policy EDQ039

03/10/17

17.

Medicines Policy EDC018

11/10/17

18.

Guideline for Equality Impact Assessment  EDH062

13/11/17

19.

Intravenous Human Immunoglobulin Policy  CPME010

30.10.17

20.

Prevention of Nephropathy in patients undergoing Injection of

Radiographic Contrast

16.11.17

21.

The Safe Management of Water Systems EDE015

20.11.17

22.

Guidelines for Self-Administration of Medicines by Adult Inpatients

11.10.17

23.

Guideline for the Management of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults, Children

and Pregnancy CPDI227

02/10/17

24.

Non-Medical Prescribing Policy and Strategy

30/08/17

25.

Antibiotic Policy for Adult Patients EDT007

10/10/17

26.

Generic Evacuation Plan  EDG031

08/10/17

27.

Burns Major Incident Plan  EDG025

11/07/17

28.

Guideline for the Management of Parkinson’s Disease in Patients who

are Nil by Mouth (NBM) or have Compromised Swallow CPDI199

25/09/17

29.

Managing Stress at Work CPDI018

24/05/17

30.

CPDI 064  Policy for Pts who decline blood 

20/12/17
31.

Falls Prevention Policy CPME176               

19/03/18
32.

Policy for Appropriate use of bedrails EDN005

14/03/18
33.

Transfer of Blood and Blood Components between Hospitals within the Trust and other Hospitals, CPDI043

22/03/18

34.

Policy for Management of Massive Blood Loss, EDC 009    

26/03/18

 35

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Ultrasound and Guided Drainage of Liver Abscess, Gallbladder and Abdominal collections CPDI233

21/03/18

 36

Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) System Procedure EDN066

30/04/18

 37

Management of a High Output Stoma in Adult

18/05/18

 38

Ward I5  Trauma Orthopaedics Operational Flow – Standard Operational Policy

11/06/18

 39

Guidelines for the removal of Endo-tracheal Tube (Extubation) / Supra-glottic Airway Device in Recovery Unit – Adults only.  Ref: CPSU035

21/06/18

 40

Radiology Auto-Reporting Policy

21/06/18

 41

Alcohol Strategy EDC057

25/06/18

 42

Guideline for babies being transferred into the care of the Local Authority

23/07/18

 43

The Provision of Autologous Intraoperative and Postoperative Cell Salvage 

09/08/18

 44

Inclement Weather/Major disruption to travel links policy

09/08/18

 45

Guideline for the Management of Suspected Anaphylactic Reactions Associated with Anaesthesia CPDI147

14/08/18

 46

Referral to Radiology by Non-Medical Registered Health Professionals Policy

30/08/18


A full list of live Policies and Procedures can be found on the Policies and Procedures page by clicking here.