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Equalities in Health (NEW)

What do we mean by Equalities in Health?

Inequalities are the unfair and avoidable differences between groups. In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde we can see this in the differences in people's health between the richest and poorest. In addition to social class, discrimination because of our age, disability, race, religion & belief, sex, sexual orientation and trans identity can have a harmful effect on our health.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is working to bring about greater equalities in health and ensure that everyone who uses the health service or works for us is treated fairly. This means, for example, making sure that services are working well for everyone and that people are getting information in a way they can understand. We also report on how we are upholding the equality laws designed to protect people from unfair discrimination.