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An Equality Objectives Consultation is where we ask staff and patients whether we are planning to do the right things to be fair to everyone. We ask people to complete a questionnaire.
This page tells you about the times we have asked people about this.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust Consultation on draft Equality Objectives 2016-2020
- Start date:6th May, 2016
- End date: 3rd June, 2016
Why are we consulting?
We are developing our equality objectives for the next four years - from 2016 until 2020 and we want to hear your views on our proposals.
The aim of the Equality Objectives is to improve our equality performance, improve patient and employee experience from an equality perspective, improve analysis and use equality information to identify inequalities and take action to inform changes to practice to address them. Including equality and human rights in Trust strategy, service developments and equality analysis will ensure that equality and human rights is at fundamental to the work that we do.
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to promoting and advancing equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and promoting good relations between people with different protected characteristics. The Trust works to promote equality for all by reducing discrimination in employment and service delivery on the grounds of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. The Trust also considers socio-economic status, carers, armed force veterans and people with an offending history.
The Trust is committed to meeting the public sector general equality duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010 to set equality objectives every four years, complete EIA’s and produce annual workforce and service equality monitoring reports. The Trust participates in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and the new national workforce race equality standard (WRES ). Equality performance in all of the above is used to identify areas for improvement and to develop equality objectives. The equality and diversity sub-committee sets an annual programme of work to support improvements in equality and achievement of the equality objectives.
Review of completion of equality objectives for 2012 to 2016
The equality objectives for 2012 to 2016 have now expired, to find out more about our previous objectives and how we performed against these please click below.
Review of previous equality objectives
Five statutory equality objectives were set for the period 2012 to 2016 as follows.
Extend patient profiling (equality monitoring) data collection to all protected characteristics by April 2013 - Complete
Introduce robust equality performance reporting and monitoring on all protected characteristics by April 2013 - Complete
Develop readily available accessible patient information including patient information leaflets, corporate reports and appointment letters by April 2013 - Complete
Conduct an equal pay audit in 2012 - Complete
Set workforce diversity targets to develop a more representative workforce by April 2013 - Complete
Develop ED competency in the workforce - Complete
The Trust extended equality monitoring data collection to all protected characteristics for both staff and patients and developed the processes to collect the data and systems to record this information. Ongoing awareness raising has been undertaken re the importance of equality monitoring including a video campaign.
- The Trust has developed a comprehensive equality monitoring performance framework to monitor the patient and workforce profile and outcomes from an equality perspective. The equality monitoring reports are produced and published annually on the trust website. The monitoring information is analysed and actions are agreed to investigate and address any identified issues. It has been agreed that workforce diversity monitoring will in future be included in regular performance reporting for services.
- The Trust agreed an Accessible Publications policy that sets out how the Trust will provide information in a range of accessible formats, the policy is applicable to all forms of information and arrangements are in place to enable the production of accessible information. In addition the Trust has developed a working group to oversee the implementation of the new Accessible information standard in 2016.
- The Trust completed an equal pay audit in 2012.
- Targets were set to increase disclosure of equality data in the workforce, this has resulted in an overall increase in disclosure, the next step is to set recruitment targets to change the workforce profile over time and decrease differences in experience identified in equality monitoring reports and the staff survey.
- The Trust has invested significantly in developing the competence of the workforce through mandatory equality and diversity training, E & D training for managers, race equality awareness, deaf and visual impairment awareness, LGBT awareness, unconscious bias testing and training, managing cancer in the workplace and physical disability and learning disability awareness training.
The draft 2016-2020 objectives are as follows:
- Objective 1: Embed analysis of patient and employee experience by protected characteristics in to core business
- Objective 2: All service changes to explicitly take account of the needs of those with protected characteristics
- Objective 3: Redesign policy and process to improve reasonable adjustments for disabled staff
- Objective 4: Set workforce diversity targets to reduce differences in experience and improve workforce diversity (disclosure target, recruitment target, staff survey target).
- Objective 5: Improve disabled objectives consultation access.
More detail about each of the objectives were included within the consultation form. However, the consultation is now closed. Once the next consultation begins, the form will be available here
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