CRCCG is committed to promoting equality, diversity and human rights for the population it serves and for its staff. Regardless of the financial pressures currently faced by health economies across the country, our goal is for every employee of CRCCG to feel pride in the organisation, and for every patient to feel confident that they have been offered the best possible service. To enable this to happen we must be fair and consistent in managing the needs of our staff, partners, and service users.
To ensure we remain ambitious and focused in this area, we have updated our Equality & Diversity Strategy and the Equality Objectives within it:
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)
As part of its compliance with Equality and Human Rights legislation, the CCG must ensure that all policies and strategies have a completed EIA. This identifies the groups which may be impacted upon, or disadvantaged by, any change in service provision. Where an EIA identifies a potential impact, targeted engagement is undertaken with particular communities of interest to ensure that they are able to give their views and that any potential impact is minimised.
Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
CCG commitment - NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG has committed to have due regard to the Workforce Race standard and use it as a force for driving change, both as an employer and as a Commissioner of services. The CCG will review both the template submissions and the action plan of each provider for which it is lead commissioner to gain assurance that the health economy as a whole is taking action in this important area. See CRCCG's own performance against the WRES standard: WRES (2017)
Background to the standard - The NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced on 31 July 2014 that it had agreed action to ensure employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, said: “The Five Year Forward View sets out a direction of travel for the NHS – much of which depends on the health service embracing innovation, engaging and respecting staff, and drawing on the immense talent in our workforce. We know that care is far more likely to meet the needs of all the patients we’re here to serve when NHS leadership is drawn from diverse communities across the country, and when all our frontline staff are themselves free from discrimination. These new mandatory standards will help NHS organisations to achieve these important goals.”
The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) was introduced in April 2015, after engaging and consulting key stakeholders including other NHS organisations across England. The metrics used as part of this standard can be found by clicking here.
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