UK: consultation on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard
The Professional Standards Authority in the UK has opened a consultation on a new Standard on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to be added to its Standards for Accredited Registers (registers of people in health and/or social care roles that are not subject to statutory regulation). The proposed standard reads
"The organisation demonstrates its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ensures that its processes are fair and free from unfair discrimination.
a) The register’s regulatory functions are underpinned by fairness and equity of access to registrants and service users.
b) The register understands the diversity of its registrants, service users and complainants and has an awareness of issues that may impact those with protected characteristics.
c) The register works to promote and enhance EDI by seeking to understand and act on issues affecting the roles registered and service users."