NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) recognises and values the diversity of our local communities. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, not least because we believe these are fundamental to the commissioning of modern, high quality health services.
On 1 April 2020, we set the following equality objectives for BSW:
- Equality and diversity public sector duties will be duly considered by all staff when carrying out business as usual; by the use of a consistent approach of a BSW approved Equality Impact Assessment template process.
- An Equality Impact Assessment will be submitted to accompany any proposed procurements, changes or alterations to services commissioned to the relevant committee, noting all potential actions to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and engagement with key groups and providers of services.
- Local population and service user groups will be engaged with; to determine locality requirements such as specific language translation, cultural needs and accessibility to services.
In August 2021, we published our Equality and Diversity Strategy across BSW Together - our Integrated Care System (ICS).
The list of documents below provide more information on how we eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote outcome equality.