Equality impact assessment process
Why do we carry out Equality Impact Assessments?
Section 49A(1) of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act, alongside the Disability Discrimination Amendment Act 2005 and the Sex Discrimination Act 2005 as amended by the Equality Act 2006, places a duty on Authorities to assess the impact of its policies and practices, or the likely impact of its proposed policies and practices, on Race, Gender and Disability equality; this will be carried out through Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).
What are Equality Impact Assessments?
An Equality Impact Assessment is a way of deciding whether an existing or proposed policy, procedure, practice or service does (or may) affect people differently, and if so, whether it affects them in an adverse way.
Assessments will be carried out on new policies and services, as they are developed and over time on existing policies and services. Assessments will include each of the equality strands; race, disability, gender, sexuality, religion and belief and age.
The Equality Impact Assessment Template can be found here.
A guide to Equality Impact Assessments from Acas can be found here.
Completed Equality Impact Assessments can be found below under the headings of the policy folders they relate to:
EqIA 1.03 Medicines Management Policy.pdf
EqIA 1.14a Clinical Supervision Nurses AHPs.pdf
EqIA 1.17 Admission Discharge and Transfer.pdf
EqIA 1.27 Rapid Tranquilisation.pdf
EqIA 1.41 Clinical Risk Assessment Policy.pdf
EqIA 1.42 NICE Policy and Procedure.pdf
1.46 POL3 Falls Policy.pdf
EqIA 1.50 The Observation and Monitoring of Patients.pdf
EqIA 1.62 Physical Health Assessment.pdf
EqIA 1.64 Care Programme Approach Operational Policy and Procedure.pdf
EqIA 1.71 Duty to Cooperate with MAPPA Policy.pdf
Section 135 policy POL3.pdf
Section 136 policy POL3.pdf
Treatment and Management of Pressure Ulcers Policy POL3.pdf
EqIA 2.16 Staff Expenses Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.01 Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
EqIA 3.02 Resolution of Grievances and Disputes.pdf
EqIA 3.03 Compassionate and Special Leave Policy
EqIA 3.04 Recognition Agreement
EqIA 3.06 Protection of Pay Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.09 Freedom to Speak Up Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.12 Equality of Opportunity in Employment Policy
EqIA 3.13 Bullying and Harassment Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.14 Alcohol and Substance Misuse Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.15 Personal Relationships at Work Policy
EqIA 3.19 Retirement.pdf
EqIA 3.21 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.23 Performance Improvement Policy
EqIA 3.24 Recruitment and Selection Policy.pdf
EqIA 3.25 POL3 Flexible Working and Employment Break Policy
EqIA 3.29 Trust Induction Policy
EqIA 3.32 Performance Development Review (PDR) Policy
EqIA 3.33 Preceptorship Policy
EqIA 3.37 On-Call Policy
EqIA 3.39 Medical Appraisal Policy
EqIA 3.40 Discretionary Policies Under the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations and Other Related Regulations
4.43 POL3 Prevent Strategy.pdf
Health and safety
EqIA 5.32 Serious Incident Policy.pdf
Major incident plan
EqIA 6.0 Incident Response and Recovery.pdf
7.01 Confidentiality Policy.pdf
7.03 POL3 Information Security and Data Protection.pdf
7.19 POL3 Producing Clinical Information for Service Users and Carers.pdf
7.22 POL3 Registration Authority.pdf
EqIA Cleaning and Disenfection Policy.pdf
EqIA Notifiable Disease Policy.pdf
EqIA Specimen Management Policy.pdf