Summary of the NSFT EDS objective 2015-2016
NSFT EDS2 Grading Outcome 2015 Evidence
The Equality Act 2010 brought with it a new legal Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).
This requires public bodies to declare their compliance with the duty on an annual basis.
This means that the Trust must show compliance with both the general and specific duties of the PSED.
The general duties are:
The main purpose of the EDS is to help local NHS organisations to meet obligations under the Equality Act (2010). It works by ensuring that all of the work of the Trust is benefitting all protected groups in different ways.
Both Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust (NWMHT) and Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust (SMHP) looked at how well they were doing in those four areas prior to merging as Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) in 2012.
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