Equality and Diversity
East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH) is committed to creating a culture where equality, diversity and human rights are promoted actively and unlawful discrimination, either directly or indirectly against employees, patients, carers and visitors is not tolerated. We believe this is at the core of our services and our aim is to build a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, contributing to the delivery of the best and most appropriate healthcare service.
We recognise that the experiences and needs of every individual are unique and we strive to respect and value the diversity of our patients, service users, carers, public and staff. As a Community Interest Company, it is particularly important that we take an active role in promoting Equality and Diversity within our communities.
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was commissioned by the national Equality and Diversity Council in 2010 and launched in July 2011. It is a system that helps NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments, free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. The EDS was developed by the NHS, for the NHS, taking inspiration from existing work and good practice.
ECCH have used the EDS2 summary report template, which acts to evidence how we are performing with regards to equality, diversity and human rights, and includes setting objectives for ECCH around how we will improve. This work being led by our Equality and Diversity steering group which feed into the Integrated Governance as a sub-committee of the board.
Equality Delivery System for the NHS
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was commissioned by the national Equality and Diversity Council in 2010 and launched in July 2011.
ECCH Gender Pay Gap Report
ECCH is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees. This Gender pay report data is taken as the snapshot date of 31 March 2018
Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
ECCH focusses on embedding a positive approach to equality and diversity and this is reflected and supported in our policies and procedures.