"The Equality and Diversity Council, which has sponsored the Equality Delivery System, and all those in the NHS who have developed it, are to be congratulated. The EDS will greatly help the NHS meet the requirements of the public sector Equality Duty. This is a good example of how different parts of the public sector can implement the Equality Duty in a way that fits with their own circumstances, and their wider public service objectives."
Government Equalities Office, July 2011
“I am proud to be the Senior Responsible Officer for the EDS and am determined to build on the fantastic work that has been done in getting the EDS developed and rolled out across the NHS. I want to thank the many, many people who have been involved in EDS including my predecessor in this role, Tim Rideout, EDS SRO and Maqsood Ahmad and the team who worked in the EDS Programme Office until September 2012.
I strongly believe that, when used effectively, the EDS is a valuable tool that will support all NHS organisations to meet the public sector Equality Duty and better understand their local communities and workforce to deliver health and care services that are personal, fair and diverse, living the NHS Constitution values in an NHS where everyone counts.”
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