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Equality and diversity

Learn about our role and plans with respect to equality and diversity and view information we have published.

Leicester City CCG is committed to ensuring that equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do. Leicester’s population is among the most diverse in the country. Equality and diversity has an impact on everyone’s lives no matter what their ethnic background, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith background, marital status, age or socio-economic status.

We want to ensure that the services we buy and are responsible for are accessible, fair and treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.

We aim to have a workforce which is as reflective of the community as possible given that we are an organisation of less than 100 employees. Our workforce is diverse as is the make up of our governing body, but we know there is always more we can do to have a more representative workforce.

On these pages, you can find our equality and diversity strategy and implementation plan, including our equality objectives. You can also find relevant equality information we have published by protected characteristics.

Leicester City CCG Equality Objectives 2016-2018

The Equality Act 2010 sets out specific duties which require the CCG to publish information, annually, on how it is meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty and, every 4 years, to produce a set of Equality Objectives.

Following a period of extensive consultation with staff and external stakeholders, we developed  refreshed equality and inclusion strategy, along with a set of four year objectives,  and these were agreed in November 2019 by the CCG’s Governing Body.

Equality Objective 1

Increase breastfeeding rates among young mothers.

Working with Public Health colleagues, we will commission a joint programme of work to increase  breastfeeding rates among young mothers in specific areas of the city.

Leicestershire CCGs will continue to work with our partners, including Public Health, to implement ‘The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Local Maternity System (LMS) Transformation Plan’. This plan sets out to transform Maternity, Neonatal and Perinatal Mental Health services over the next few  years, in order to achieve the recommendations outlined in Better Births: A Five Year Forward View  for Maternity Care (2016),  the Mental Health Five Year Forward View and the NHS Long Term plan.

Equality Objective 2

We will work to reduce the prevalence of cardio vascular disease, cancer and diabetes among the Black African, Black Caribbean, and South Asian populations. We will do this by working with Public Health colleagues to commission innovative, culturally specific, behaviour change, education and lifestyle programmes with a strong focus on prevention, weight management, healthy eating and exercise in specific areas of the city.

Equality Objective 3

In addition to any other programmes to reduce smoking cessation in hospitals, we will work to reduce rates of smoking  among communities in geographical areas where smoking rates are still higher than average.  We will work with Public Health to develop a programme of targeted activities to support people to stop smoking during their length of stay in acute (including mental health) and community hospitals in the city.

Equality Objective 4

We will ensure that Leicester City CCG is an employer of choice and is a great place to work by developing an organisational culture of inclusive and compassionate leadership, where everyone feels valued and can fulfil their potential.

You can view our  Equality and Inclusion Strategy 2019-23 here.

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