The Equality Act asks public sector organisations, including NHS organisations, to publish at least one Equality Objective. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust will publish seven objectives which have originated from our knowledge of Lincolnshire demographics and engagement with local communities. The objectives are also inspired by the Equality Delivery System 3 (EDS3), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), Accessible Information Standard and the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard.
We recognise the value of equality as a provider of healthcare services and as an employer, and we will make every effort to eliminate discrimination and reduce inequality.
The general equality duty is set out in the Equality Act 2010 (the Act). In summary, those subject to the equality duty must, in the exercise of their functions, have due regard to the need to:
The specific duties in summary are a need to publish information:
This information must include, in particular:
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Making health and social care information accessibleLincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust along with all organisations that provide NHS care and / or adult social care are required to follow the Accessible Information Standard in full from 31st July 2016 onwards.
Further details can be found on the NHS England website:
Making health and social care information accessible
SCCI1605 Accessible Information