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Equalities in Health

We believe that everyone should have equal access to health care and treatment and that staff should be provided with the support they need to carry out their duties.

NHSGGC recognises that good health is not evenly distributed across our communities and that health is affected by a range of factors, including social issues, prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to doing everything we can to address these wider issues which cause inequalities in health.

To find out more, go to our dedicated Equalities in Health website at:

A Fairer NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 2016-20
- meeting the requirements of Equality Legislation

Laws are now in place which are designed to protect people from unfair discrimination due to their personal characteristics. Referred to as ‘protected characteristics’, these include age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sex, race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation.

‘A Fairer NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 2016-20’ explains how the organisation will uphold the law by addressing inequalities. This means, for example, making sure that services are working well for everyone and that people are getting information in a way they can understand. The document also covers people’s right not to be discriminated against in the workplace.

Download the document:

'A Fairer NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde 2016-20 ' is also available in other formats such as large print, Braille, British Sign Language DVD and alternative languages. Please contact us with your request.

For more information and our full range of publications, visit the Equalities in Health website.

Click here to view NHSGGC’s Workforce Equality documents.