Our equality objectives

Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) of the Equality Act 2010, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust has developed its equality objectives.

The purpose of setting specific, measurable equality objectives is to help us to meet the general equality duty, focusing on the outcomes to be achieved.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust uses the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) to help identity its equality objectives in partnership with staff, community groups and service users.

We previously (2012) developed objectives which were developed in conjunction with community groups and stakeholders and agreed by the Trust Board, and have been working on those objectives.

We are refreshing our assessments and action plans using EDS2, an updated version of the original national tool. This includes discussions in partnership with our Patient and Carer Panel, local community groups, and stakeholders. Our equalities objectives in the form of our current action plan is attached, and will be added to and amended in the light of further feedback.