Equality and Diversity
We recognise the value of equality as a provider of healthcare services and as an employer, and we will make every effort to eliminate discrimination and reduce inequality.
Public Sector Equality Duty
The general equality duty is set out in the Equality Act 2010 (the Act). In summary, those subject to the equality duty must, in the exercise of their functions, have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristics and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
The specific duties in summary are a need to publish information:
- publish sufficient information to demonstrate its compliance with the general equality duty across its functions on a basis.
This information must include, in particular:
- Information on the effect that its policies and practices have had on people who share a relevant protected characteristic, to demonstrate the extent to which it furthered the aims of the general equality duty for its employees and for others with an interest in the way it performs its functions.
January 2017 update on quality objectives
Equality and diversity annual reports
Making health and social care information accessibleLincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust along with all organisations that provide NHS care and / or adult social care are required to follow the Accessible Information Standard in full from 31st July 2016 onwards.
Further details can be found on the NHS England website: