Equality and health inequalities impact and risk assessments

An equality and health inequalities impact and risk assessment (EHIIRA) is an assessment of our local population and/or our workforce. It has a particular focus on those with protected characteristics and those from vulnerable groups or groups experiencing health inequalities.

The assessment shows whether a service which is in the planning stages will the same level of access and experience for everyone. It combines two assessments consisting of equality and human rights which makes sure we’re following the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty .

Ultimately, what this means is we’re making sure we take away, or minimise, any negative impacts on people before we make a policy or commissioning decision.

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