Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (HaRD CCG) would like to gather your views and feedback.
Everybody should be treated fairly in the health service and you should be able to access services regardless of your race, religion, disability, age, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Services should also make sure they are accessible to you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The law says that the CCG has to do this (the Equality Act 2010) and the NHS Constitution says that you have a right to expect equality too.
To make sure it complies with the Equality Act 2010 the CCG must:
- Remove or minimise disadvantages experienced by people due to their protected characteristics.
- Take steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- Encourage people with protected characteristics to take part in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is a tool being used in the NHS in partnership with patients, service users and the community. The EDS helps to gather evidence to show how well the services the CCG plans and provides improves its equality performance. It also shows what it needs to do better to help make sure things are fair for everyone and everyone has a chance to have a say.
Please take five minutes to complete the survey and help the CCG to understand more about your experiences of accessing health services, if you feel that you have not received equal treatment based on your background and where it can make things better for all the people in the Harrogate locality.
The survey will close on Friday 2 October 2015