South East London Integrated Care Board (SEL ICB) has launched a suite of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) reports on its website. This launch highlights the ICB’s commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, both for its patients and its workforce.
Tosca Fairchild, Chief of Staff at SEL ICB, commented: “It gives me great pleasure to share this suite of reports with you as part of SEL ICB’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
As Senior Responsible Officer for equalities, I am passionate the SEL ICB works towards improving access, experience and outcomes for south east London people and communities and our staff experience in the workplace. Evidence shows that a motivated, valued and inclusive workforce makes better decisions, increases innovation, and improves patient safety and care.”
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) 2022/23 report provides assurance that SEL ICB is meeting its statutory obligations towards patients and staff. The Equality Act 2010 requires us to eliminate discrimination, advance equality and foster good relations. This is the ICB’s first PSED report and we hope demonstrates how the ICB is considering equalities issues in service planning and for our workforce.
SEL ICB is committed to improving the experiences of our disabled staff in the workplace. The ICB has opted to voluntarily complete the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) as part of our work to build an inclusive culture. Our WDES report outlines a series of actions we have agreed to take to fulfil these ambitions.
Organisations with more than 250 employees are required to publish details of their gender pay gap. Doing so increases accountability and drives action to advance gender equality in the workplace.
As the record date for the report is 31 March 2022, SEL ICB has prepared a legacy report on behalf of South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (SEL CCG), which was the legal entity at that point in time but has now been disestablished. As a new organisation, SEL ICB will be producing its first Gender Pay Gap report on 30 March 2024 with a snapshot date of 31 March 2023.