Equality in DH

The Department is committed to advancing equality and safeguarding human rights across the health and social care system.
Read about information published under the Equality Act

Equality Objectives 2012-16

Better Health, Better Care and Better Value for All  The principles of equality and diversity remain fundamental to the Department’s vision and values. We can only achieve our aims for … Read more → – Equality Objectives 2012-16

Age equality in health and social care

The Government has decided to delay a decision on implementation of its proposed ban on age discrimination in the provision of services, which it had envisaged bringing into force in … Read more → – Age equality in health and social care

Equality information published in 2011

The Department of Health puts equality, diversity and rights at the heart of all its business. We have developed a systemic approach to considering equality as a matter of course … Read more → – Equality information published in 2011

Information about the Department’s workforce

The Department’s aim as an employer is to attract and retain people who are the best in their field, with the right skills and competencies and from a range of … Read more → – Information about the Department’s workforce

Information about the Department’s services and functions

The Department draws on a very wide range of research, data and analysis to inform policy development and implementation. Equality analyses for the Health and Social Care Bill and the … Read more → – Information about the Department’s services and functions

Reports to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

In September 2010 the Department entered into a Voluntary Framework Agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve its performance on equality. The Department’s submissions to the Commission … Read more → – Reports to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality impact assessments (analyses) published since April 2011

The Department takes a proportionate approach to meeting its Equality Duty. For each function or policy that has the potential to have a substantial effect on discrimination or equality of … Read more → – Equality impact assessments (analyses) published since April 2011