NHS equality delivery system

NHS equality delivery system

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1 July 2022


The Equality Delivery System (EDS) is a system that helps NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments, free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.  The EDS was developed by the NHS, for the NHS, taking inspiration from existing work and good practice.

For more information you can visit www.england.nhs.uk/about/equality  

A revised version of the EDS has been piloted by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICB which is aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan and People Plan, which encourages partnership working across the whole NHS, with public bodies and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector.

The EDS has been updated, to reflect that current and forthcoming changes to the NHS, as it transitions to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System and Integrated Care Board.