Legislation and Policy

The Equality Act 2010 was brought in to strengthen and streamline 40 years of equalities legislation. The act covers the following protected characteristics-

  1. Age

2. Disability

3. Gender reassignment

4. Marriage and civil partnership

5. Pregnancy and maternity

6. Race

7. Religion and belief

8. Sex

9. Sexual orientation

A Manager’s Guide to the Equality Act 2010 has been produced by NHSGGC

To view the full Equality Act, click here.

NHSGGC is required to produce a regular reports on how we are going to meet the requirements of equality legislation. To view these documents in various formats, please click here.

Human Rights

Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) was launched in December 2013 and sets out a programme of action to progressively realise the potential of human rights in all areas of life. 

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