How do we engage?
The approach we use depends on what we are engaging on and who we need to engage with, but often include events, surveys, focus groups, social media, direct contact and support through our partner networks. We consider the best approaches to take, in conversation with those communities we hope to reach.
We use our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Essex, Basildon and Brentwood, and other local intelligence to identify which communities experience the poorest health outcomes and health inequalities.
Equality Impact Assessments are completed as part of any project or engagement process. This helps us to identify those people who would be most impacted by our plans so that we can reach out to them when seeking opinions. It also enables us to consider inequalities and health inequalities when planning and implementing commissioning decisions so that services are accessible and delivered in a way that respects the needs of each individual and does not exclude anyone.
Download our Equality and Diversity Policy
Download our Equality and Diversity Strategy