Equality and Diversity

South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to ensuring that equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do. Equality and diversity has an impact on everyone’s lives no matter what their ethnic background, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith background, marital status, age or socio-economic status.

We want to ensure that the services we are responsible for and buy (commission) are accessible, fair and treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.

We aim to have a workforce which is as reflective of the community as possible given that we are an organisation of less than 50 employees and that our workforce is diverse as is the make-up of our governing body. However, we recognise there is always more we can do to have a more representative workforce.

Below, you can find our equality and diversity strategy and our Equality Delivery System which includes our equality and diversity goals.

 Equality and Diversity Strategy

You may also find the following useful:

 Equality Delivery System (EDS2)
 Annual Equality Report

The CCG are committed to ensuring that our processes are fair and robust.  We are currently reviewing our plans and processes including our EDS2 and equality objectives. 

This work is set to continue into the spring and will be agreed and ratified by our Quality and Patient Experience Committee shortly.

Governance arrangements

The CCG’s, Quality and Patient Experience Committee is responsible for monitoring the work around equality. The committee maintains ownership and ensure delivery of priorities within the CCG’s Equality Strategy.
It also supports the organisation to meet its legal obligations in line with relevant current and future equality legislation and national guidance, in respect of delivery and provision of services, procurement, employment practice and community involvement, engagement and consultation.