Equality Delivery System

The Equality Delivery System 2 is the NHS equality performance framework mandated by NHS England in April 2015. This applies to all NHS commissioner organisations and their Trust and Foundation Trust provider partners.

Each CCG is required to gather evidence which demonstrates: How do local people from protected groups fare compared to people overall [in healthcare]?

An annual public (or staff) grading of CCG evidence is carried out by volunteer, trained local representatives from protected groups and local communities of interest. The grading is made public on each CCG website and NHS England EDS national dashboard of commissioner and provider organisations.

Staffordshire CCGs are required to give ‘due regard’ (consideration) of the equality acts protected and other vulnerable groups within development, planning, decision-making and monitoring processes.

An example would include ‘You said. We listened. We did.’ in terms of specific feedback received about any negative impacts arising from key healthcare changes. The CCGs decision makers would then mitigate or re shape services to be more inclusive of protected groups, wherever it is reasonable, possible and practical to do so.

The NHS England mandated EDS2 includes a core set of (18) required outcomes set within EDS 4 Goals;

Goal 1 – Better Health Outcomes (5 x EDS2 outcomes)

Goal 2 – Improved patient access and experience (4 x EDS2 outcomes)

Goal 3 – A representative and supported workforce (6 x EDS2 outcomes)

Goal 4 – Inclusive leadership (3 x EDS2 outcomes)

 

EDS key documents from NHS England are listed below:

Note: EHRC means Equality and Human Rights Commission 

2017 Staff Grading event 

EDS May 2017 Information from both Stoke-on-Trent CCG & North Staffs CCG:

EDS Goal 3: A representative and supported workforce.

Staff at both NSCCG and SOTCCG graded evidence on 16 May 2017 provided by the Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development. A full report will be presented to the Joint Organisational Development Committee with a request for approval. All evidence provided to EDS staff delegates in hard copy format was also made available on the internal internet shared drives.

EDS May 2016 Information from North Staffs CCG:

EDS October 2015 Information from North Staffs CCG:

EDS October 2014 Information from North Staffordshire CCG:

Requirement to produce evidence of equality outcomes for protected characteristic groups.

EDS and NHS England are urging all NHS organisations to consider how they ensure they can succinctly evidence health equality outcomes which bring in improvements for local protected groups.
 
The Equality Delivery System targets the following performance goals over a 4 year delivery cycle up to:
1. Better Health Outcomes for all 
2. Improved patient access & experience 
3. Empowered, engaged & well supported staff 
4. Inclusive leadership at all levels. 
 
EDS calls for evidence of our CCG’s equality performance: ‘how do local people from protected groups fare compared to people in general [in healthcare]?

CCG are also keen to see how their provider partner organisations are embedding and publicly displaying annual performance evidence for the NHS-wide equality performance framework - EDS 2.

CCG work closely with the volunteer EDS stakeholder group to look at evidence of the Goal(s), required Outcomes and priority commissioning areas that CCGs will be focusing on for each annual public grading, linked to CCG equality evidence for the experience of each protected group. Evidence from Inclusion Health groups (eg homeless people; asylum seekers; migrants; people involved in the drugs or sex trafficking industries) should also be included – where there are local concerns.

CCGs are both keen to build a representative membership of the EDS Stakeholder groups, across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffs CCGs. If you want to find out more about becoming an EDS Stakeholder, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDS May 2017 Information from both Stoke-on-Trent CCG & North Staffs CCG:

EDS Goal 3: A representative and supported workforce.

Staff at both NSCCG and SOTCCG graded evidence on 16 May 2017 provided by the Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development. A full report was presented to the Joint Organisational Development Committee with a request for approval. All evidence provided to EDS staff delegates in hard copy format was also made available on the internal internet shared drives.

 

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