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Equality delivery system  



The NHS Equality Delivery System was introduced during late 2011 to help NHS organisations deliver better outcomes for patients and communities, and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse with equality of opportunity and treatment for all.

It provides a framework for assessing an organisation’s equality performance (in line with legislative requirements) and is structured around four overarching goals: 

  • Better health outcomes for all. 
  • Improved patient access and experience. 
  • Empowered, engaged and included staff. 
  • Inclusive leadership at all levels.

The Equality Delivery System requires NHS organisations to engage with their local populations and their workforce to determine performance through a grading process. The assessment process has enabled us to identify gaps in our equality performance and make plans for improvement.

Please find below the January 2016 update for our Equality Delivery System:

NHS South Worcestershire CCG EDS Jan 2016

Easy Read introduction to the Equality Delivery System

Full list of documents