Equality impact work on Path to Excellence phase two
Our preliminary work on the published working ideas to date shows that those groups which are more likely to be impacted by any changes to location or working arrangements are those which:
- Are more likely to need or use the health services
- Are known to experience discrimination in health care
- Have financial difficulties relating to travel / transport
- Face difficulties travelling to new places particularly alone or at night, (for a variety of reasons including stress, discrimination, violence)
- Have communication or cognitive difficulties affecting NHS access or use-
- Provide care or are in need of care / social support –
- Face social exclusion compromising effective engagement
You can read our preliminary work in the Preliminary Impact Assessment Headline Findings document below and this will be further developed.
Preliminary Impact Assessment Headline Findings
This report presents some of the key evidence underpinning any future integrated impact assessment of future proposals to reconfigure services within Phase 2 of the Path to Excellence transformation project.
The report presents a preliminary equality assessment of the various vulnerable groups and those with protected characteristics and explores some of the health and care challenges facing these groups.
Path to Excellence Phase 2 Working Ideas Focus Group Report April 2019
In order to further enhance the working list of ideas published in the updated Case for Change in February 2019, a series of qualitative focus were organised with specific special interest groups.
The objective of the work set out in this report was to actively seek people’s views on what’s important to them in relation to specific health conditions and how specialist care can be improved, and/or consider each working idea in more detail as well as gather people’s views and comments on what they thought was important to be considered as the working ideas are considered.
Find out more about opportunities to run focus groups in our involvement section of our website.