7.0 EQUALITY ANALYSIS 7.1 Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees, potential employees, service users as well as members of the public. 7.2 Understanding of how policy decisions and services can impact on protected groups under the Equality Act 2010 is key to ensuring quality and productive environments for patient care and also the workforce. Protected groups' are: Race Disability Sex Religion or belief Sexual orientation (being lesbian, gay or bisexual) Age Gender Reassignment Pregnancy and maternity Marriage and civil partnership 7.3 All forms of communication (e.g. sign language, visual aids, interpreting and translation or other means) which ensures the patient understands should be
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust Protocol for manual removal of faeces (acute) In adults over the age of 18 years V Page of July 2016 considered. 7.4 The privacy and dignity (human rights) of patients must be considered alongside any care standards and identify the fundamental links between good health care and equality.