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Equality and diversity in the CCG

Equality and Diversity is central to the work of Herts Valleys CCG, as it is to the NHS.  We want to ensure there is equality of access and treatment for all people to the services that we commission, both as a matter of fairness and as an essential part of our drive to reduce health inequalities and increase the health and wellbeing of all our population.

We are committed to embedding equality and diversity values and into our policies, procedures, employment practice and the commissioning processes that secure health and social care services.

We are committed to embedding equality and diversity into our work and through our contracts and partnerships with providers we are supporting them to tackle inequities and barriers to services for patients.

The Equality Act 2010 set out new responsibilities for public bodies, including Herts Valleys CCG, and the Act underpins all our work on Equality and Diversity.

Read a summary of the way the Act affects the NHS and you as a patient

Find out more about the Public Sector Equality Duty, which provides the framework for our equality and diversity work.


The Equality Delivery System (EDS2) helps NHS organisations to understand and fulfill their equality and diversity duties. We have completed our first EDS2 assessment:

Results of EDS2 assessment

EDS2 strategy and action plan



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