As part of our annual Showcasing Equality event we talk to local interest groups and our own staff, who then undertake an assessment of how we are performing against the four equality goals contained within the Equality Delivery System (EDS2) framework.
As part of our Showcasing Equality event each year, we also use this assessment process as a basis to refresh our equality objectives, which for 2017/18 are as follows:
- Ensure the “voice of the child” is used to improve and develop how we transition patients from child to adult services.
- Increase the engagement and involvement of patients and carers through the establishment of a Patient Experience Group (PEG).
- Ensure all staff working at the Trust are supported and have effective systems in place to address abuse, harassment, bullying and violence from both colleagues and patients, their relatives and carers.
- Establish an Equalities Group to oversee the development of an Equalities Strategy that ensures best practice within the Trust in line with the Equality Act and Workforce Race Equality Standard etc.
These Equality Objectives are monitored quarterly by our Equalities Group, with an annual update to our Board of Directors.
Our next showcasing event is scheduled to take place in 2018. For more information, please contact Gail Williams on (01432) 364134 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org