Introduction to Equality & Diversity. Aims of the Session. Overview of Legislation Clear understanding of E&D concepts Awareness of Inequalities in Stockport Introduction to equality groups Outline of NHS Stockport’s approach Where to get more information. Legal Drivers.
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Aims of the Session • Overview of Legislation • Clear understanding of E&D concepts • Awareness of Inequalities in Stockport • Introduction to equality groups • Outline of NHS Stockport’s approach • Where to get more information
Legal Drivers • Equality Legislation • Public Sector Duties • NHS Constitution • Care Quality Commission Standards • Core element of PCT Strategy & Policy
KSF Level 1 a) act in in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and good practice b) treat everyone with dignity and respect c) acknowledge others’ perspectives d) recognise that people are different and make sure not to discriminate e) recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality and diversity
Concepts of Equality & Diversity • What do you think “equality” means? • What do you think “diversity” means?
Equality & Diversity • Diversity = We are all different and we all have different needs • Equality = Despite our differences, we should all have the same chances
Group Priorities Exercise • Patient 1 has cut their finger • Patient 2 has had a heart attack • Patient 3 has a head wound • Patient 4 has mild food poisoning • Patient 5 has toothache but is not registered with a dentist
Group Priorities Exercise • Patient 1 - cut finger (haemophiliac) • Patient 2 - heart attack (Jewish) • Patient 3 - head wound (scratch) • Patient 4 - food poisoning (pregnant) • Patient 5 - toothache (asylum seeker)
Prioritisation at NHS Stockport • Prioritise health needs • Care is personal • Each patient is an individual To deliver good service NHS Stockport must • understand people’s individual needs • and meet them How does this relate to Equality & Diversity?
Diversity In Stockport • 6.2% from an ethnic minority group • more people in their 50s than in their 20s • 17.7% of residents have a disability • 25% will experience mental illness • 17,000 are lesbian, gay or bisexual • Islam is the 2nd biggest religion • most common languages are Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Bengali, Urdu & Polish
Diversity at NHS Stockport Staff of 1197 people 69% of staff are over 40 89.5% of staff are female 60% of staff work part-time 1% of staff have declared a disability 94.82% of staff are white no LGBT or religion stats for all staff
Inequality In Stockport The average life expectancy in Stockport is: • 76.8 for men • 81.3 for women If you live in Bramhall, this goes up to: • 81 for men (+ 4.2 years) • 83.3 for women (+ 2 years) But if you live in Brinnington this drops to: • 68.9 for men (- 7.9 years) • 74.2 for women (- 7.1 years)
NHS Stockport Priorities Preventing & Responding to Chronic Disease Preventing & Reducing the impact of Cancer Improving Mental Health Improving Service Quality & Patient Experience
Health Inequalities - Chronic Disease - Smoking is the UK’s biggest preventable cause of death • 18% of adults smoke in Stockport • 9.7% in Bramhall • 51% in Brinnington • 44% of Bangladeshi men • 53% of gay men • 56% of lesbian women
Cardiovascular Disease • South Asians are 50% more likely to die of coronary heart disease than white Brits Obesity rates are higher in: • Black African women • Black Caribbean women • Pakistani women • Black African boys
Cancer African Caribbean men in Britain are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men
Cancer • 76% of women in the UK take up breast screening • 52% of women with learning disabilities in formal care • 17% of women with learning disabilities in family care • 85% take up cervical screening • 17% of women with learning disabilities informal care • 3% in family care
Cancer Women are more likely to be diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer (♀15.4% - ♂14.3%) But men are more likely to die from it (♂ 3.1% - ♀ 2.1%)
Mental Health • The rate of depression is 60% higher in BME groups • Black and Minority Ethnic people are up to 44% more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than white Brits
Mental Health Men are almost three times more likely than women to die by suicide
Mental Health • 42% of gay men • 43% of lesbians • and 49% of bisexuals • suffer mental illness • 25% of lesbian and bisexual women have self-harmed
Improving Services • Diverse workforce • Equality requirements in contracting, commissioning and procurement • Equality Impact Assessing • Respect at Work • Engagement
Our Approach • Single Equality Scheme • HR Policies • E&D Groups • Staff Networks • Equality Monitoring • Training & Information • Interpretation & Translation Services
Our Achievements • Achieved compliance with CQC standards • Trained all staff in equality & diversity • Set up equality networks • Involved minority groups in service revision • Two-tick disabled-friendly employer • Developed an accessible communications toolkit
Your Rights NHS Stockport staff can expect to be: • treated fairly • protected from discrimination • free to progress their career according to skill, not background
Your Responsibilities • treat people with dignity and respect • create an inclusive environment • make sure behaviour does not cause offence • challenge discriminatory behaviour • participate in measures to remove inequalities, including training
Where to Get More Information • Corporate Shared Drive S:\Corporate Documents\Equality & Diversity • Website www.stockport-pct.nhs.uk/EqualityDiversity.aspx • Directorate Equality Leads • Staff Networks • Head of Equality email@example.com x 5610