15 / 4 / 2015 9.09am
NHS England and the Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) have developed a number of resources to support NHS organisations in their implementation of the Equality Delivery System (EDS2). They include:
- a summary report template
- easy read documents
- three minute animation video that explains (to a wide ranging target audience) what EDS2 is and how it should be implemented.
EDS2 is now mandated to be in the NHS standard contract from April 2015, EDS2 will also feature in the 2015/16 Assurance Framework for CCGs, and is being further embedded into CQC’s inspection regime
What is EDS2?
EDS2 is a system that helps NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments free of discrimination, for NHS staff.
It can help organisations to have discussions with local partners and populations and review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. By using the EDS2, NHS organisations can also be helped to deliver on the Public Sector Equality Duty.
You can watch the animation and download the template and easy read documents on the NHS England EDS2 equality hub website.