01 / 3 / 2016 Midnight
NHS England has launched
the new Equality Delivery System (EDS2) for the NHS; a guide to engagement with
the local voluntary sector.
guide looks at how the local voluntary and community sector can help NHS
organisations to engage communities through EDS2. The voluntary and community
sector is well-placed to help NHS organisations due to its links with specific
communities, which health services may find hard to engage with.
England commissioned the work with the Race Equality Foundation, in partnership
with the LGBT Foundation, Disability Rights UK, and Men's Health
Forum. The guide was developed with service users, voluntary and community
organisations, and key stakeholders from foundation trusts, Healthwatch
England, NHS Employers, CCG and CQC.
You can access the
guide on the Race Equality Foundation website, or find out more
about the Equality