70 Years of the NHS NHS Kingston

Equality & Diversity

Kingston CCG is committed to reducing 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)

How is equality considered in NHS commissioning in Kingston?

An equality analysis is completed before any of our commissioning projects are carried out. This makes sure the project has considered the impact it will have on communities particularly protected by the Equality Act 2010.

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​

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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