Equality Delivery System 2 grading

What is the Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2)?

The EDS2 supports NHS England’s commitment to an inclusive NHS that is fair and accessible to all. The EDS2 helps the NHS meet the requirements of the public sector Equality Duty. It was introduced in July 2011 and was modified in November 2013 to make it easier to use.

The main purpose of the EDS2 is to help NHS organisations to review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. It sets out four goals and 18 outcomes NHS trusts must concentrate on to improve equality of access to services, experience of services and outcomes for both people who use our services and our staff.

Goals and outcomes of the EDS2:

Goals and outcomes of EDS2.pdf [pdf] 126KB

We are required to invite members of the public, service users and staff to tell us how they think we are doing to promote equality and diversity in our services by completing our EDS2 grading once a year.

Complete our Equality Delivery System 2 (EDS2) Grading survey

The Trust has been conducting EDS 2 Gradings since 2014. We have used a number of different ways to involve service users, carers, members of the public, representatives from the voluntary sector and our staff in EDS 2 gradings. The Trust has moved to conducting our annual EDS2 grading using our website, so that we can involve as many people as possible, who have an interest in our services which span from Altrincham to Carlisle and Wigan to East Manchester.

This year we are going to focus on:

EDS2 Goal One:

Better health outcomes

EDS2 Outcome One:

Services are designed and delivered to meet the health needs of local communities

Tell us how you think we are doing

Please review the work we have done to design and deliver services that meet the health needs of our local communities by clicking on each protected characteristic tile below and then complete our EDS2 grading survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LM8LK3R (opens in a new window)

Please fill in the EDS2 grading survey by clicking on the link above. It should take no longer than five minutes - thank you. Our survey is open now and will close on 22 January 2021. The results of the survey will be reported in our Annual Equality Report which is published every January on our website. 

For more information about the EDS2, please visit http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/gov/edc/eds/

Protected characteristics

Community CAMHS

Age

A person belonging to a particular age (for example 32 year olds) or range of ages (for example 18 to 30 year olds).

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Community CAMHS

Disability

A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

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Community CAMHS

Gender Reassignment

The process of transitioning from one gender to another.

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Marriage and Civil Partnership

Marriage and Civil Partnership

Marriage is a union between a man and a woman or between a same-sex couple. Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'.

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Pregnancy and Maternity

Pregnancy and Maternity

Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context.

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Race

Race

Refers to the protected characteristic of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.

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Religion or Belief

Religion or Belief

Religion refers to any religion, including a lack of religion. Belief refers to any religious or philosophical belief and includes a lack of belief.

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Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation

Whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.

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