A Model Employer: Increasing black and minority ethnic representation at senior levels across the NHS – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This document outlines the ambitions set by NHS England and NHS Improvement and reflected in the Long Term Plan, for each NHS organisation to set its own target for BME representation across its leadership team and broader workforce. The strategy

Equality analysis: liberty protection safeguards – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – Department of Health Social Care

Examines the potential impact on protected groups of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to replace current legislation with Liberty Protection Safeguards. It looks at the positive, neutral and negative effects that this legislation could have on people with protected

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: First interim report: The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

This is the first interim report from the review. As part of the review, the members were invited to give their views on the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. This report looks at the question of how to ensure the independence of

Reaching out: Tackling disengagement among Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in Britain – Institute for Public Policy Research

The community-based interventions profiled as part of this research demonstrate that these approaches can be highly effective, but they are struggling, and remain dependent on a shrinking pool of local authority grants.  Ensuring that community-based support remains viable will be critical

Equally outstanding, Equality and human rights: Good practice resource: How can a focus on equality and human rights improve the quality of care in times of financial constraint? – Care Quality Commission

Often people see equality and human rights as a problem – not a solution. Especially in times of financial constraint. Yet, there are ethical, business, economic and legal arguments for providers to pay attention to equality and human rights. Human

“Windrush Generation” guidance for NHS staff and other providers of NHS funded secondary and community care services – Department of Health and Social Care

The “Windrush generation” refers to Commonwealth citizens who settled in the UK before 1 January 1973. They may hold various types of immigration status such as British citizenship, right of abode and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under section 1(2)

Medical CCT Class Of 2016: Survey 2017: How Have They Fared? – Royal College of Physicians

White trainee doctors are applying for fewer consultant posts at the end of their training than black and minority ethnic (BME) trainees, but are more likely to be shortlisted and offered a post according to the 2017 survey reporting the

North West Mental Wellbeing Survey: Focus on ethnicity – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This brief report is part of a series which analyses aspects of the North West Mental Wellbeing Survey in more detail. This analysis looks at relationships between survey respondents’ ethnic group and their level of mental wellbeing.  

North West Mental Wellbeing Survey: What influences wellbeing – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

The objective of this report is to apply statistical techniques that look for relationships between all of the questions in the survey so as to understand what factors may have had the most influence on respondent’s wellbeing scores. This report

Local action on health inequalities: Understanding and reducing ethnic inequalities in health – Public Health England

Guidance to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health.  This report provides: a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health case studies of local

Frequently asked questions on the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) – NHS England

These frequently asked questions have been produced to help support the understanding and use of Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).  

Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System – Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence

Dignity and Respect for All: creating new norms, tackling stigma and ensuring non-discrimination – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to the discrimination and stigma that people with disabilities experience in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines some of the main challenges the international community faces for tackling both and considers ways forward.  

Global Disability Summit – Harnessing technology and innovation – Department for International Development

Explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within

Global Disability Summit – Routes to economic empowerment – Department for International Development

Explores the global context to work and social protection as it relates to people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to ensuring people with disabilities achieve economic empowerment on an equal basis with others

Global Disability Summit – Charter for Change – Department for International Development

The ‘Charter for Change’ is the official legacy document of the Global Disability Summit on 24 July in London. This will ensure global consensus to address a long-neglected issue, and support the rights of persons with disabilities around the world.

National LGBT Survey: Research report – Government Equalities Office

Research that found: LGBT respondents are less satisfied with their life than the general UK population (rating satisfaction 6.5 on average out of 10 compared with 7.7). Trans respondents had particularly low scores (around 5.4 out of 10) More than

Improving LGBT Lives July 2018: Government Action Since 2010 – Government Equalities Office

Report outlining progress against the two LGBT action plans published in 2011 by the coalition government.  Since the action plans were published, significant progress on  LGBT equality. Important developments include: Introducing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which allows

Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments – Public Health England

This guide is part of a series of guides looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area.  It is intended to help staff in public health, health services and social care to ensure that their services are accessible to people with learning