Equality and Inclusion

The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is a tool to help the CCG to review their equality performance and to identify future priorities and actions. Its aim is to enable the NHS to deliver better outcomes for patients and communities and better working environments for staff, which are personal, fair and diverse.

At the heart of the EDS is a set of 18 outcomes grouped into four goals. These outcomes focus on the issues of most concern to patients, carers, communities and staff. It is against these outcomes that performance is analysed, graded and action determined. The grading of the CCG will be carried out by local people across North Lancashire on a yearly basis.

The four EDS goals are:

1. Better health outcomes for all
2. Improved patient access and experience
3. Empowered, engaged and included staff
4. Inclusive leadership at all levels

The grades for EDS are as follows:

1.    Undeveloped – Red
2.    Developing – Amber
3.    Achieving – Green
4.    Excelling – Purple

The next public grading assessment event will be held on Thursday 15 October from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Moor Lane Mills, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA11 1QD.  Refreshments and lunch are provided.

If you would like to attend or would like further information, please contact the Equality and Inclusion team on 07919 303746 or email equality.inclusion@nhs.net

Places are limited so please let us know if you can attend by Friday 25 September.

Public Grading Assessment Event (pdf 178.2 KB)

The results of the public grading event are now available here LN CCG EDS Report V1.0 290216 Gt (pdf 370.7 KB)