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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:

Clinical

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

Finance

EqIA 2.16 Staff Expenses Policy.pdf

Human resources

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

General/corporate governance

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

Information

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

Infection control

EqIA Cleaning and Disenfection Policy.pdf

EqIA Notifiable Disease Policy.pdf

EqIA Specimen Management Policy.pdf