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Equality Impact Assessments (EQIAs)

Like all other Public sector organisations, NHS Fife is required by law to assess the impact of all services, policies, and changes to existing services on equality. It is a way for us to show 'due regard' to the Equality Act 2010 when making such changes. This involves using an evidence base to predict any potential outcomes of the changes on any of the nine protected characteristics and then making any necessary adjustments to reduce or eliminate any negative impact. Overall EQIA's are a way for us to remove discrimination, promote equality and foster good relations with people who have protected characteristics.