Equality and Diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity amongst all our staff, patients and users

What is Equality and Diversity?

Equality means ensuring that everyone is able to participate in all of our activities and access all health services on an equal footing.

Diversity acknowledges that there are differences between people which should be recognised, and respected.

We aim to commission healthcare services that are equitable to everyone regardless of age; disability; gender; marriage & civil partnership; pregnancy & maternity; race, ethnicity or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation, socio-economic employment status; gender re-assignment; domestic circumstances or trade union membership (or non-membership). We also aim to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.

How do we go about achieving this?

We are committed to fulfilling our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the associated guidance from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

In line with the public sector equality duty, the CCG formally monitors the make-up of its current workforce and those who apply for employment with the CCG. This is to ensure that employees from black and ethnic backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workforce. Please find below NHS Thurrock CCG's Workforce Race Equality Standard report which sets out how the CCG meets its commitments for equality and diversity.

The CCG works closely with Thurrock Council to ensure we fully understand the local population. This is essential to ensuring we commission health services that meet the needs of all groups of people in Thurrock. Click here to find the latest information on the population of Thurrock.

Related documents

NHS Thurrock CCG Equality and Diversity Strategy 2012-16