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0300 77 77 007 enquiries@healthwatchliverpool.co.uk

The Royal want to hear from you about their Equality Objectives Consultation


Start date: 6th May, 2016
End date: 3rd June, 2016

Why are they consulting?

They are developing their equality objectives for the next four years - from 2016 until 2020 and we want to hear your views on their proposals.

The aim of the Equality Objectives is to improve the Royal's equality performance, improve patient and employee experience from an equality perspective, improve analysis and use equality information to identify inequalities and take action to inform changes to practice to address them. Including equality and human rights in Trust strategy, service developments and equality analysis will ensure that equality and human rights is at fundamental to the work that they do.


The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to promoting and advancing equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and promoting good relations between people with different protected characteristics. The Trust works to promote equality for all by reducing discrimination in employment and service delivery on the grounds of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation). The Trust also considers socio-economic status, carers, armed force veterans and people with an offending history.

The Trust is committed to meeting the public sector general equality duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010 to set equality objectives every four years, complete EIA's and produce annual workforce and service equality monitoring reports. The Trust participates in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and the new national workforce race equality standard (WRES ). Equality performance in all of the above is used to identify areas for improvement and to develop equality objectives. The equality and diversity sub-committee sets an annual programme of work to support improvements in equality and achievement of the equality objectives.

Review of completion of equality objectives for 2012 to 2016

The equality objectives for 2012 to 2016 have now expired, to find out more about their previous objectives and how they performed against these please click here.

The draft 2016-2020 objectives are as follows:

​​Objective 1 Embed analysis of patient and employee experience by protected characteristics in to core business​
Objective 2 ​All service changes to explicitly take account of the needs of those with protected characteristics
Objective 3 ​Redesign policy and process to improve reasonable adjustments for disabled staff
Objective 4 ​Set workforce diversity targets to reduce differences in experience and improve workforce diversity (disclosure target, recruitment target, staff survey target)
Objective 5 ​Improve disabled access.

More detail about each of the objectives is included in the consultation form

How to comment

They want to hear your views on the proposed equality objectives using this electronic form.

Alternatively, download the word document here​ to fill in and email back to the address below.

The agreed equality objectives 2016-2020 will be published online in June 2016.

Further information

If you have any questions or need the form in an alternative format, please:

email: equalityanddiversity@rlbuht.nhs.uk
Telephone: 0151 706 2944
Textphone: 18001 0151 706 2944

This information is taken from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust website - http://www.rlbuht.nhs.uk/Equality%20and%20Diversity/Pages/Equality%20Objectives%20Consultation.aspx


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