Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity is central to the work of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ensure there is equality of access and treatment within the services that we commission.

The promotion of equality, diversity and human rights is central to the NHS Constitution and other national drives to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and well-being of the population.

NHS Doncaster CCG is committed to embedding equality and diversity values into its commissioning processes that secure health and social care for our population, and into our policies, procedures and employment practices.

The Equality Act 2010 brought with it Public Sector Equality Duties. Public bodies are required to declare their compliance with the duties on an annual basis.

Section 149 of the Equality Act outlines the general duties to have due regard to the following in the exercising of our functions:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not

For the specific duty we are required to:

  • Publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general duty, on the make-up of our workforce, and on those affected by our policies and procedures
  • Publish one or more equality objectives covering a four year period

In the context of the Public Sector Equality Duty, the protected characteristics are defined as:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex (male and female)
  • Sexual orientation

The documents available below detail our response to these duties:

Strategic documents:

Equality & Diversity Strategy

In addition, we have a range of information available on our protected groups in Doncaster, which helps us to commission services better to meet the needs of our population:

We use this information, and local information from local service users, to complete equality analysis of our commissioning activities using our template form. Some of our equality analyses are shown below:

Finally, every year we publish our annual summary of our approach to inequalities:

2020/21 publications

2019/20 publications

2018/19 publications

2017/18 publications

2016/17 publications

2015/16 publications

2014/15 publications

2013/14 publications