Get yourself fully EQUIPed before making service or policy changes - from January 2017

From Sunday 1 January, if you intend to write or revise a policy or procedure, introduce a new service or make a change to a service you need to EQUIP yourself by completing our new online form before doing so.


This shows we're demonstrating we’re taking all our patients’ and colleagues’ specific and individual needs into account. It’s best practice to do this and it helps us meet our Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010.


The attached short briefing document outlines a summary of what's changing and the actions colleagues need to take. The form is already on our intranet. Feel free to use it before 1 January.