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NHS South East London CCG

NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group covers the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Our aim is to work with our partners to improve care and health outcomes for local people.

NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group is a clinically led organisation responsible for planning, paying for and monitoring most of the health services in the six boroughs that we cover.

Our greatest priority is to ensure that the 1.9 million people living in south east London experience the highest possible standard of care within the resources made available to us. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion

NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to promoting equality and diversity for the people of south east London. As part of that commitment, we are making equality and human rights everyone’s business within the CCG.

Our commissioning processes are underpinned by human rights principles. This means that commissioning decisions will be subject to fairness; respect; equality; dignity; and autonomy. We also have leadership roles for equality and diversity which sit on our Governing Body to ensure that it is championed at the highest levels.

These and other leaders will be focused on both equality and diversity related to the services that we commission, and for our staff – who are our greatest asset. We are establishing an equalities committee which will support this critical agenda, and this will report directly into the Governing Body.

SEL CCG 2020-21 Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Report and Action Plan

As a  further part of our work to build an inclusive culture where all can achieve their potential, we are pleased to report on the Workforce Disability  Equality Standard (WDES) report.

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) requires NHS organisations to submit data across 10 metrics to NHS England and Improvement each year. The CCG is not mandated to supply the data but has elected to do so as part of the “Due Regard” requirement under the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010). This is the first report that the CCG has produced and will act as a starting point to measure representation and dignity and respect for disabled colleagues at work going forward.

Evidence shows a motivated, included and valued workforce helps deliver high quality patient care, increased patient satisfaction and better patient safety; it also leads to more innovative and efficient organisations.

The CCG has agreed to take a series of actions based on the WDES metrics and staff engagement as part of developing the action plan. Using data and staff lived experience the CCG will focus on improving diversity representation across the Agenda for Change (AfC) bandings and those NHS staff that do not fall under the Agenda for Change model. The action plan also focuses on improving the dignity and respect staff survey rating for disabled colleagues.  Overall disabled staff constitute 8% of the CCGs workforce in this report.