NHSScotland breastfeeding policy: equality impact assessment

National equality impact assessments were undertaken as part of the policy development process to refresh the extant NHSScotland Partnership Information Network (PIN) workforce policies. This report summarises key findings from the equality impact assessment (EQIA) record prepared for the NHSScotland breastfeeding policy.

Title of Policy

NHSScotland Breastfeeding Policy

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy

The aim of the policy is to:

  • support and encourage employees who wish to continue to breastfeed in the workplace
  • support employees to express milk in the workplace, including milk to be donated

This is a refresh of the previous Breastfeeding Policy within the extant Supporting the Work Life Balance PIN Policy (July 2015).


Health Workforce


Email: ofs.workforcepolicies@gov.scot

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