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The Equality Act 2010 and in particular the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) guides how we will concentrate our resources to ensure that individuals are not discriminated against on the grounds of Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex or Sexual Orientation.

The Equality or General Duty of the PSED requires organisations providing public services to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other prohibited conduct;
  • advance equality of opportunity, and
  • foster good relations

The Specific Duties of the PSED require organisations providing public services to:

  • publish information to demonstrate compliance with the PSED at least annually, and to
  • prepare and publish specific and measurable equality objectives at least every 4 years

The reports below relate to the first of the specific duties:

The documents below relate to the second of the specific duties:

NHS organisations (from April 2015) must use the Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) as part of their evidence towards compliance with the PSED. Our EDS2 reports for 2015 and EDS reports for 2011 – 2014 can be viewed by clicking here.


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