70 Years of the NHS NHS Kingston

Equality & Diversity

Kingston CCG is committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in how we commission NHS services and support our staff.

We want to reduce inequalities in health and health care for the people of Kingston. 


What are Kingston CCG’s equality and diversity objectives?

The CCG’s equality objectives for 2018 – 21: 

  • To engage with our diverse communities ensuring their needs are taken into account when commissioning, designing and co-producing services
  • To embed equality and diversity principles by developing and supporting staff and governing body members to promote and champion equality in all aspects of the CCG’s work
  • The CCG will demonstrate and report in the annual report each year that it is a fair and inclusive employer that recognises the value of diversity
  • Maintain good governance to improve equality and diversity performance through the Equality Delivery System (EDS2)


The Equality Delivery System (EDS2) is a tool developed by NHS England to help organisations, in partnership with local stakeholders, to review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010.


How is equality considered in NHS commissioning in Kingston?

An equality analysis is completed before any of our commissioning projects are carried out. This is to make sure that the project has considered the impact it will have on those communities it affects and particularly those communities protected by the Equality Act 2010 which are age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or believe and marriage or civil partnership. 


Public sector equality duty 

To read our latest Public Sector Equality Duty report see downloads on the right hand side of this page.  There is also a glossary to help you understand the terms that are used within the report.  


Health inequalities

We have a duty to have regard to the need to reduce inequalities in access to health services and the outcomes achieved for patients.  

In partnership with Healthwatch Kingston and South West London Health and Care Partnership we have been involved with a programme of grassroots engagement to ensure we hear the views of groups with protected characteristics to address barriers to healthcare and health inequalities.  This included engaging with people with learning disabilities, homeless, affected by social and economic deprivation, older people, carers and those with long term conditions. 

A summary of the feedback from across south west London including Kingston activities for 2016/17 is available: View summary feedback reports 2016/17​

The evaluation report is also available: View grassroots evaluation report 2016/17​





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