We are committed to promoting equality and diversity amongst all our staff, patients and users
What is Equality and Diversity?
Equality means ensuring that everyone is able to participate in all of our activities and access all health services on an equal footing.
Diversity acknowledges that there are differences between people which should be recognised, and respected.
We aim to commission healthcare services that are equitable to everyone regardless of age; disability; gender; marriage & civil partnership; pregnancy & maternity; race, ethnicity or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation, socio-economic employment status; gender re-assignment; domestic circumstances or trade union membership (or non-membership). We also aim to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
How do we go about achieving this?
In line with the public sector equality duty, the CCG formally monitors the make-up of its current workforce and those who apply for employment with the CCG. Click here to read the most recent report into the diversity of the CCG workforce.
The CCG works closely with Thurrock Council to ensure we fully understand the local population. This is essential to ensuring we commission health services that meet the needs of all groups of people in Thurrock. Click here to find the latest information on the population of Thurrock.