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Equality and Diversity

Walsall CCG is responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Walsall and has a commitment to integrating equality and celebrating diversity within all that we do.  We are committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and service delivery. All staff and service users will be treated with dignity and respect and will be expected to treat each other with dignity and respect.  As part of the Public Sector Equality Duty contained in the Equality Act 2010, we will show due regard to ensuring that individuals do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race; disability; gender; age; religion and belief; sexual orientation; pregnancy and maternity; marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

We will work towards eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations in the course of developing policies and delivering services.

The CCG’s updated Equality Strategy sets out the CCG’s approach and is supported by the following items:

This follows on from the CCG’s previous strategy which can be found  default here (964 KB) .

The CCG's recently developed new Equality Objectives which can be found here.  The CCG’s previous Equality objectives can be found here.

A demographics report for the CCG's area can be viewed here.

The CCG is also committed to using the NHS Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) to identify areas of progress and areas where further work is needed. The CCG's Annual Report can be found pdf here (4.91 MB) .

The CCG recognises the importance of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard both as an employer and as the responsible Commissioner for those who deliver services on its behalf. The CCG’s annual template and action plans can be found here.

Human Rights 

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 has introduced changes in UK law focused on increasing transparency in supply chains, to ensure our supply chains are free from modern slavery (that is, slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking). As both a local leader in commissioning health care services for the population of Walsall and as an employer, NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) provides the following statement in respect of its commitment to, and efforts in, preventing slavery and human trafficking practices in the supply chain and employment practices.

Read our Full Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement here.