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Equality Impact Assessment (EQIAs)

Equality Impact Assessments assess all organisational activity – including policy, plans, projects, service delivery and practice – in order to identify actions to address discrimination and promote equality.

Conducting EQIAs is a legal duty for NHSGGC and helps us provide services that are sensitive to inequalities and meet the needs of our diverse community.

Information for NHSGGC Staff

If you’ve been asked to undertake an EQIA in your service area you need to book onto a Lead Reviewers training session before starting.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Lead Reviewer training dates for 2021 have not been set. 

If you would like to attend this training, please contact Equality@webteam_r8q3smeq

Learn Basic British Sign Language (BSL)

This 10 week course teaches basic skills in using sign and communicating with our Deaf BSL patients. The course is open to all staff and provides the opportunity to learn new skills that can significantly improve the experience of Deaf people using our services.

Please note this training is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New dates will be publicised when they become available.


New on Turas Learn… the ‘Equality and Diversity Zone’

NHS Education for Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of the Equality and Diversity Zone on Turas Learn, NHS Education for Scotland’s platform for learning and support resources.

The Equality and Diversity Zone provides information and resources to support people at all levels to develop knowledge and skills in equality, diversity and human rights.

The resources you find here will help you to make your practice, services and workplace more accessible and inclusive, supporting better experience and outcomes.

We host and curate content from NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Boards, and other key partners on a Once for Scotland basis to make these resources as accessible as possible.

In the zone you will find:

  • information on equality duties, human rights and related tools and topics
  • a range of educational resources, including eLearning modules, guides and frameworks.

Users can access many of the resources directly at

Anyone who works or volunteers in or with the public sector in Scotland (including third/voluntary sector or if you work in care homes, care at home or day care) can sign up for a Turas account. Log in with your Turas account to access eLearning modules and record the eLearning on your personal learning record.

Whether you are a student, support worker, clinician, administrator, project manager or Board member, there will be something for everyone.

Log into the Zone and you will find learning and practice support for:

  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Making communication even better
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Dementia and equality
  • Deaf awareness
  • Equal Partners in Care: Carer Aware, Caring Together
  • Equality, diversity and human rights
  • Equality impact assessment and planning for equality
  • Equality law and legal duties
  • The Fairer Scotland Duty
  • Health literacy and reducing health inequalities
  • Human rights
  • Human trafficking
  • Learning disabilities and equality
  • LGBT People and Public Services: Good Practice
  • Trauma, mental health and suicide prevention

And, coming soon:

  • British Sign Language Awareness
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Sight Loss Awareness
  • More resources on employment practice and employability support