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Near Me video consulting programme: equality impact assessment

Published: 23 Sep 2020

This equality impact assessment (EQIA) assesses the potential impacts of protected characteristics, socio-economic factors, and remote and rural factors on the use of Near Me video consulting.

Near Me video consulting programme: equality impact assessment
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. A survey for health care professionals was launched on 15 July.

2. In this document we use the term patient and service user interchangeably. This is to reflect that the service might be used in a range of settings other than more traditional healthcare where the term patient is more commonly used

3. This analysis will be ongoing alongside wider evaluation and engagement and will inform final national EQIA due to be published at end of 2020

4. Data from pop-up survey at end of Near Me consultation has data on self-reported travel distances

5. A survey for health care professionals was launched on 15 July.

6. Throughout this table bullet points are listed in alphabetical order not in order of any priority

7. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work. This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic. Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.

8. See EQIA – Setting the Scene for further information on the legislation.


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