Date of next meeting: Tuesday 12th March 2019, 12.30pm
NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with Bolton CVS has set up an Equality Target Action Group Network (ETAG) as a way for individuals and organisations to inform and guide equality and diversity within the local health service and also to feedback information on good practice to the wider community and other partner organisations.
The ETAG Network is made up of a diverse range of people from different backgrounds: age, carers, disability, gender re-assignment, sex to include men and women, race, religion/belief and sexual orientation.
NHS Bolton’s Commitment to Equality
NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group recognises that people experience discrimination and unfair treatment because of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender re-assignment, racial group, religion/ belief or sexual orientation. Working with communities to better understand their needs allows Bolton’s CCG to tailor their services in a way that promotes equality and eliminates discrimination and unfair treatment,
What does the Equality Action Target Group do?
The ETAG group advises NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group on equality and diversity issues relevant to them. Examples of ways in which the groups may influence service include; involvement in Equality Impact Assessments and holding mangers to account, raising issues relating to health concerns or barriers to services, identifying training needs and supporting the development of appropriate equality training for staff.
What’s in it for me?
The ETAG is always looking for representation from a wide cross section of the Bolton family from a range of participants representing specific areas around: age, carers, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion/belief and sexual orientation.
The group meets bi-monthly at the Bolton Hub with lunch served and a range of guest speakers. The main focus of the meetings are to develop strong voice an health care needs and experience of service around barriers relating to equality. The groups are supported and administered by Bolton Community and Voluntary Services.
If you would like to find out more or get involved contact Bolton CVS on 01204 546010.