Wandsworth CCG Public Sector Equality Duty Report 2016
Introduction and background
The Equality Act 2010 requires public authorities, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
The nine protected characteristics are: age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership but only in respect of the requirement to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination. Public bodies must be transparent about how they are responding to the Equality Duty, and are required to publish relevant, proportionate information showing compliance with the Equality Duty.
This report produced by the Patient and Public Involvement and Equalities team at the CCG, sets out how we comply with these requirements. It captures our achievements from last year, and identifies
areas for improvement and further development, as agreed with our patients, users, staff and community stakeholders.