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The Equality Act 2010 provides strong protections to ensure equality becomes embedded into society. Authorised public bodies, including Integrated Care Boards, have specific proactive duties to ensure proper consideration to equality is taken in all activities including decisions relating to services and employment practices.
Our dedicated Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights team is committed to ensuring people are treated equally and fairly - at work, during care and out in communities. We can provide the expert advice and support you need to implement equality and support inclusive cultures both in communities and across all your teams, in line with legislation. Our services include:
Our service is not just about legal compliance. Understanding the difference in health factors across different groups is key to being able to develop and improve services to suit the varying needs of our populations. Identifying health inequalities is a key priority since only by doing so will inclusion be delivered for the whole population. We provide a comprehensive support package that takes into account policy, governance, community insight and best practice and create a tailored strategy to empower you to take informed action.
Passionate about equality of access to services and fully committed to delivering the best possible care and support for citizens, the NHS Arden & GEM CSU team is highly experienced at working across numerous health and social care organisations. We are currently working at a national level with NHS England on a number of projects to develop and promote Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights. This includes designing EDS2, supporting advisory groups on information standards, System Leader Forums for Equality and the implementation of WRES. We share best practice as part of our on-going commitment to deliver true equality in the commissioning and delivery of services.
To find out more, please click here for our Equality and Diversity Services brochure
Find out more about our equality, inclusion and human rights services by accessing the resources below.
Fran Ward, Project Manager, NHS Arden & GEM CSU and Dr Paulina Ramirez, Academic, Birmingham Business School explore how community co-innovation could be used to develop digital healthcare that works for diverse communities and reduces the risk of exclusion in this article for the Integrated Care Journal.
Arden & GEM has been shortlisted for the fourth consecutive year in the Health and Wellbeing category of the Investors in People Awards 2023.
Carla Smith, Apprenticeship and Career Development Manager at Arden & GEM, explains how the sector-based work academy programme and apprenticeships are helping jobseekers into careers with the NHS.
Arden & GEM is now a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, as part of its commitment to supporting the armed forces community.
We worked in partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver bespoke leadership training for black and minority ethnic staff which has resulted in improved confidence, morale and new career opportunities.
ICBs have access to a large, talented workforce which can unlock opportunities to improve health and social care explains Head of Service for Workforce Planning and Consultancy, Fiona Grove, in our latest blog for Healthcare Leader.
Arden & GEM has been awarded the Social Value Quality Mark Level 1 for its commitment to measuring, growing and embedding social value within its work.
With net zero targets, green plans, carbon reduction plans and procurement legislation, social value in the NHS is not optional. Our Social Value Lead, Becky Jones, looks at how progress can be made by ICBs in this latest blog for Healthcare Leader.
Arden & GEM is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 3: Disability Confident Leader certification on 31 January 2023.
Usman Malik, Head of EDI at Arden & GEM, has been invited to join an expert panel at the NHS Workforce Conference North 2023: Looking after our people - 8 February in Manchester.
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