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Equality Analysis of NHS Commissioning Board Authority Functions

A report has been published today which assesses the impact of the NHS  Commissioning Board Special Health Authority’s functions on equality.

Originally commissioned by the Department of Health’s Transition Programme, this equality analysis examines the limited functions of the Authority, recommending actions to ensure that it is compliant with the Equality Act 2010 and meets the new Public Sector Equality Duty.

The report concludes that the establishment of the Special Health Authority is unlikely to impact negatively on people sharing the protected characteristics covered by the Act. However, there are excellent opportunities to advance equality in the design of future NHS Commissioning Board functions, embedding fairness and equity in its establishment from the outset.

The Board will be considering a response to the equality analysis at its meeting on 2 February 2012. Click on the links below to see the board paper and the analysis document.

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