In November 2013 NHS England issued the updated Equality Delivery System (EDS2) designed to be slimmer and more flexible. The system has been simplified and two of the outcomes changes from the original EDS.
EDS2 is a generic tool designed for both NHS commissioners and NHS providers. The main purpose of the Equality Delivery System (EDS) is to help local NHS organisations, in discussion with local partners including local people, review and improve their performance for people with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 Using the NHS Equality Delivery System 2 provides a way for the Trust to deliver on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
The refreshed NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS 2) goals are :
- Better health outcomes for all
- Improved patient access and experience
- Empowered, engaged and included staff
- Inclusive leadership at all levels.
The Equality Delivery System puts local interest groups at the forefront of assessing and grading NHS performance against a series of service user and staff focused outcomes. The Trust will continue to facilitate engagement workshops with service users, carers, stakeholders, staff and the local community to:
- Inform service users and local communities of the EDS2 and how their input can help shape and deliver the best solutions to meet the needs of local communities across DHCFT
- Involve service users, carers, stakeholders, staff and local communities in the development of the EDS objectives and key priorities
- Help the Trust to assess where it as an organisation by analysing and grading performance against each EDS Goals and 18 outcomes.
View our EDS2 Dashboard and Assessment 2016/17