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NHS England has developed a framework called the Equality Delivery System (EDS2) to help local NHS organisations set priorities for making improvements in equality and diversity for patients, the public and staff.
Dorset HealthCare uses this framework to:
The video below explains more about the EDS2. You can also read more about it on NHS England's guide to the refreshed Equality Delivery System (EDS2).
The Trust has used the refreshed EDS2 as a framework for its equality objectives for 2016-19. These objectives were developed from input from staff and the local community, and have been agreed by the Trust Board.
Our equality objectives are:
Performance against these objectives is monitored using a reporting framework provided by the Department of Health.