NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is committed to:

  • eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act (2010);
  • advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and
  • fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

In this section, you will information about:

  • our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • NHS mandated standards relating to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI); and
  • how we report on EDI-related progress.

We're committed to making sure equality, diversity and inclusion is a priority when planning and commissioning health and care services for our population.

We want to make sure our services are appropriate, equitable and accessible for everyone - nobody should be disadvantaged or discriminated against.

To achieve this aim, we must demonstrate we’ve considered the impacts policies, services and practice have on local people and communities and our workforce – particularly those people with protected characteristics or those from vulnerable groups.

The characteristics protected by the Equality Act (2010) are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Sex (gender)
  • Gender reassignment
  • Sexual orientation
  • Race
  • Religion and/or belief
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Marriage and civil partnership

We also consider other vulnerable groups such as:

  • Carers
  • Military veterans
  • Asylum seekers
  • Refugees
  • People from deprived areas

We also focus on other groups that experience significant health inequalities such as those identified by the national Core20PLUS5 programme.