On the 5th April 2011, the Equality Act 2010 introduced a new public sector 'general equality duty' which became law in Scotland. The new duty replaces the three previous duties relating to race, disability and gender equality.
The General Equality Duty requires Scottish public authorities to pay 'due regard' to the need to:
These requirements apply across the 'protected characteristics' of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation.
To reflect these changes and further enhance the work we do to meet the diverse needs of our community and staff,NHS Forth Valley hasdeveloped a'Standard Impact Assessment Tool' which replaces the existing Rapid Impact Assessment Tool.
A good Standard Impact Assessment does not have to be 'war and peace' in fact the opposite is true. Focusing on key questions and actions is much more likely to achieve a worthwhile assessment and lead to identifying realistic actions.
Following approval of this revised tool on the 15th June 2011 by the Fair for All Development Group, staff will now use the revised tool as from 28th June 2011.
An EQIA is completed in two stages:-
The SIA Process will help you to:
The following areas have been Equality Impact Assessed during 2006 - 2010
Any queries in relation to Equality Impact Assessments completed please contact:
Equality and Diversity Project Manager
NHS Forth Valley Bungalow 5,
The Bungalows Off Stirling Road Larbert,
Telephone: 01324 574375
Mobile: 0777 0492 812
Fax: 01324 574330
(Mon - Thurs
Forth Valley NHS Diversity Calendar 2012(pdf, 6.3mb)