Equality Objectives

The Equality Act 2010 specifically requires public sector organisations to:

  • Prepare and publish equality objectives that are specific and measurable.

  • Publish details every four years of how we have engaged with local communities in developing the objectives

  • Publish the objectives in a format that is accessible.

The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was commissioned by the national Equality and Diversity Council in 2010 and launched in July 2011. It 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.

Airedale is part of a district wide Equality group consisting of Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. This group is working on a shared set of equality objectives for 2020-2024 as well as some local ones for individual organisations.