The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) is designed to help NHS organisations improve equality performance and embed equality into mainstream NHS business so that we can provide a better service that meets the requirements of people from diverse communities. North Bristol NHS Trust has worked through the framework to provide evidence to support our grading.
This was used to devise our Equality Objectives.
NBT aims to work in partnership with a wide range of local communities including marginalised and seldom-heard groups.
The Trust works closely with other NHS partners to deliver the EDS and engages with them to gather feedback from communities on the quality of our service delivery. This offers local stakeholders the opportunity to be fully involved in the process where important decisions are made about the planning, developing, commissioning, management and delivery of health services.
We also engage with staff to ensure they can help to plan, develop and manage working environments and activities that aim to improve their working lives.