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The Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) Equality Delivery System


The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was commissioned by the National Equality and Diversity Council in 2010 and launched in July 2011. It is a system that helps NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments, free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.  The EDS2 was developed by the NHS, for the NHS, taking inspiration from existing work and good practice. 

The following survey questions are related to how Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Mental Health and Learning Disability Foundation Trust (TEWV) score against the provision of mental health and learning disability services, specifically for people with protected characteristics. 

People can be discriminated against for many reasons but by law you have to prove it was for a particular reason that the government has recognised such as age, race, disability, marriage/civil partnership, gender (sex), gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, belief/religion and sexual orientation.  These are called protected characteristics.  People with protected characteristics are safeguarded under the Equality Act 2010.

We do this annually to make sure that we are providing positive experiences and equal opportunities for people with protected characteristics.  However, we cannot do this in isolation and need the public, local authorities and any community groups to decide if we are providing this.

We appreciate your help with this survey.  Your answers can help us shape our services for the future and help people with protected characteristics access services as equally as people who do not have a protected characteristic.

To complete the survey, please click here