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Equality and Diversity

Our Values and Aims

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's vision is to be a just and inclusive organisation in which everyone who receives services or works for us has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

All our services are available to everyone regardless of their age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As an Equal Opportunities employer we strive to have staff with the right skills to deliver equitable and quality services and enable excellent patient client care.

A copy of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights policy is available here.

Training and Development

The Equality and Diversity training available reflects NHSGG&C Equality Scheme, the Equality Act 2010, and is aligned to "Core Dimension 6 - Equality and Diversity" of the Knowledge and skills Framework. Equality and Diversity is a Core Dimension, which means that it is part of everyone's KSF outline.

What training is available?

Equality and Diversity contains a range of subjects and we have developed a blend of training resources which includes tutor led sessions, e - learning and access to electronic resources that promote development in this area. You do not need to complete all the training which we have identified; you only need to choose the courses which have been identified through your KSF Review and associated personal development plan.

Top Tips for identifying the right Equality and Diversity course to meet your learning needs:

    • Equality and Diversity is a Core Dimension within your job. You may want to identify from your KSF outline what level (1,2,3 or 4) you are working towards.
    • Your PDP (Personal Development Plan) may also contain information to help identify your relevant training needs.
    • Don't limit yourself to one training programme on Equality and Diversity. Explore the range of training programmes that are available. 

This module is aimed at staff that are new to the organisation or are in a new role and aim to update and refresh the...

This module is aimed at staff that are new to the organisation or are in a new role and aim to update and refresh their knowledge on Equality and Diversity. This module includes the Equality Act (2010) and explains the legislation including the expanded definition of discrimination. If you are looking for a sound understanding of Equality and Diversity, we recommend that you complete this e- module before moving onto any additional Equality and Diversity training.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

This module is aimed at staff who would like a general understanding of what equality and diversity is and what this ...

This module is aimed at staff who would like a general understanding of what equality and diversity is and what this means for them. The programme explores areas such as legislation, discrimination, and good practice and is specifically designed for staff working in Acute Services Division.

This training is classroom based, for further information and to book a place on this course please click here.

Sometimes when we think about addiction, we often think of a substance which causes that addiction e.g. drugs/ alcoho...

Sometimes when we think about addiction, we often think of a substance which causes that addiction e.g. drugs/ alcohol. However Addictions do not only include physical things we consume.

People can also develop addictions to behaviours, such as gambling, and even quite ordinary and necessary activities such as exercise and eating. This module helps staff become more familiar with addictions within the wider context and offers signposting to support services for patients.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Age

Age is an area which all services need to explore in relation to discrimination. The highest levels of tribunals and ...

Age is an area which all services need to explore in relation to discrimination. The highest levels of tribunals and cases emerging are due to age discrimination. Often age discrimination is unwitting, in other cases it is structural based, for example around age based services. This module aims to offer guidance on Age and what staff need to think about when delivering services to all age groups. It also explores the stereotypes that we form when working with a younger/ older population group.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Clear to All aims to provide information on how we produce information so that it is jargon free and accessible. Prac...

Clear to All aims to provide information on how we produce information so that it is jargon free and accessible. Practical suggestions are also given in this module when producing documents of any kind including letters, leaflets and emails. You can access Clear to All information, by clicking on the Clear to All icon on your desktop.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

This module has been developed to support guidelines which NHSGG&C have produced to develop good practice when wo...

This module has been developed to support guidelines which NHSGG&C have produced to develop good practice when working with staff and patients who may Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro

This module aims to increase your knowledge on Disability and how it impacts on Health and Health care services. Usin...

This module aims to increase your knowledge on Disability and how it impacts on Health and Health care services. Using a range of research and statistical information including explanations of the different models of Disability, the module shows how people with a Disability are often the most marginalised and vulnerable group in society.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

For some time now, there has been increasing evidence of inequalities in health associated with ethnic minority group...

For some time now, there has been increasing evidence of inequalities in health associated with ethnic minority groups. High rates of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes is common within specific South Asian groups. This module explains some of these differences and offers support and advice to overcome barriers including language and communication support.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

EQIA allows you to identify areas of good and bad practice within your service area/ policy. A number of documents ha...

EQIA allows you to identify areas of good and bad practice within your service area/ policy. A number of documents have been produced to help you understand and complete an EQIA including the EQIA guidance and toolkit. However it is also important that you attend training on EQIA to give you an overview of how to conduct an EQIA within your service area.

Further information can be found on the Equalities in Health website.  

Gender Based Violence (GBV) refers to the emotional, psychological, economic, physical and sexual abuse of an individ...

Gender Based Violence (GBV) refers to the emotional, psychological, economic, physical and sexual abuse of an individual. It can be a one off incident or an ongoing situation. This module explores the impact of GBV and helps staff to understand how we can support individuals who have/ are experiencing GBV.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Neglecting people’s human rights is bad for their health. In contrast, the protection and promotion of their human ri...

Neglecting people’s human rights is bad for their health. In contrast, the protection and promotion of their human rights is not only good for individuals’ health, it also makes for better services for everyone. NHS Health Scotland has produced further information for Health Boards to help improved awareness of HRA including impact on patient services.

Further information can be accessed via NHS Health Scotland.  

Inequalities Sensitive Practice means ways of working which focus on improving the health of individuals whose health...

Inequalities Sensitive Practice means ways of working which focus on improving the health of individuals whose health problems are a direct or indirect consequence of their position in society. Evidence shows that if these issues are not taken into account by the health service, opportunities are missed to improve health and to reduce health inequalities.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

The aim of this module is to increase awareness of Learning Disability and what it means for you as a practitioner. T...

The aim of this module is to increase awareness of Learning Disability and what it means for you as a practitioner. This is an introductory module that has been designed by Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) and NHSGGC. If you are working or planning to work with people with a Learning Disability, this module may be useful in understanding communication styles and approaches that could be used within your service.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

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Aoccdrnig to rscheearch, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod apepar, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Most people will have read this without any difficulty. However a patient may write information such as a letter or complete a form in this way. How would you respond?

This module aims to improve awareness of literacy within the healthcare context and provides guidance to staff on we can offer and support people who have literacy/ numeracy issues.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Often we use the phrase marginalised groups, without thinking of who actually belongs to a marginalised group. In thi...

Often we use the phrase marginalised groups, without thinking of who actually belongs to a marginalised group. In this module, we explore several groups including Asylum Seekers/ Refugees, people who are homeless, Gypsy Travellers and prisoners. The module details the types of barriers that are faced by these groups and how we can overcome these.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

A range of training programmes to raise awareness of religion and belief are available to staff. Click here to read ...

A range of training programmes to raise awareness of religion and belief are available to staff.

Click here to read a Quick Guide to Religion and Culture.

For further information please visit the Department of Pastoral and Spiritual care.

Despite changes and amendments in Legislation, there still remains a power differential between men and women in soci...

Despite changes and amendments in Legislation, there still remains a power differential between men and women in society. A gender pay gap still exists despite Equal Pay Legislation coming in to force in 1975.  There is also evidence to suggest marked differences in how men and women access health care, with men accessing services late and often in a crisis. This module explains these differentials and how NHSGGC staff should respond through developing a more gendered approach to their work.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

People from Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender groups face a growing level of discrimination in society. In additi...

People from Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender groups face a growing level of discrimination in society. In addition, we are becoming more aware of specific inequalities in health within this group. For example, the rates of smoking in young gay men are higher than for young heterosexual men. There are also stereotypes that inhibit access to services, for example, many people believe that lesbian women do not require smear tests. This module explains the barriers that are faced by this group and suggests good practice for all staff.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Sensory impairment and dual sensory impairment training aims to improve awareness of how to meet the needs of patient...

Sensory impairment and dual sensory impairment training aims to improve awareness of how to meet the needs of patients with sensory impairment. The training lasts 3 hours and is delivered through experiential learning and case studies which will be tailored to the staff group attending.

Further information on this topic and future training dates can be found here.

It was the vision of the government at one stage to have a “classless society”. This module aims to show that there i...

It was the vision of the government at one stage to have a “classless society”. This module aims to show that there is very much a class system within the UK and that socio- economic determinants play a significant role in the manifestation of health inequalities.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

Although the numbers of Transgender people may be relatively small in Scotland, staff need to be aware of the NHSGGC ...

Although the numbers of Transgender people may be relatively small in Scotland, staff need to be aware of the NHSGGC Transgender Policy and the role they need to play in supporting this group. This module gives staff the confidence in supporting people who are going through the transition process.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

An increasing amount of people face some type of visual impairment. Visual Impairment also increases with age and ser...

An increasing amount of people face some type of visual impairment. Visual Impairment also increases with age and services often do not take into account needs of people who are visually impaired or blind. This module has been designed by Visibility Scotland and gives practical examples of eye conditions and suggests good practice for staff in working with people who have this impairment.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.

NHSGGC is committed to providing equal access to healthcare for all service users. The provision of interpreting serv...

NHSGGC is committed to providing equal access to healthcare for all service users. The provision of interpreting services is a vital part of the ongoing work to ensure that everyone receives the best possible care. Interpreting services address a number of risks for both service users and staff. For example, patients who have a limited understanding of English:

  •          may not be able to give informed consent
  •          may not be able to ask questions or seek assistance
  •          may not be aware of what services are available to them
  •          may not be able to use medication properly to follow care plans
  •          may come from cultures with different understandings of health and illness

This training programme helps to equip staff with the key skills in using and working with interpreters more effectively.

This module can be completed online via LearnPro. Please note you require a username and password to access LearnPro.