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Equality Impact Assessment

 The Equality Act 2010 requires public contracting organisations to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation,
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, and
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Protected characteristics

The protected characteristics to be considered are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Race (this includes colour, nationality, ethic or national origins)
  • Religion or belief (this includes a reference to a lack of religion or belief)
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation

Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)

The purpose of an Equality Impact Assessment is to ensure that our services, functions, policies and practices do not directly, indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally discriminate against our users or employees.

All NHS organisations have a legal duty to analyse the impact of their policies, practices and services and to publish the results.

Details of the Sussex Community Dermatology Service’s Equality Impact Assessment are available as a downloadable PDF.

SCDS - Equality Impact Assessment

To request a hard copy please contact, 

Anna Baldwin
Service Manager – SCDS
13 New Church Road
East Sussex

01273 764256