Equality Scheme for the Department of Health 2017

Consultation opened on 13 January 2017. Closing date 10 April 2017.


Following the Departments Act (NI) 2016 and the renaming and restructuring of Departments, it is necessary to update the Department of Health’s Equality Scheme and confirm continued compliance with the two statutory duties, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and promoting good relations, under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.The Department has taken this opportunity to review the Equality Scheme as a whole and is proposing some changes to the current Scheme, particularly in respect of section 4 on ‘Screening’.


Consultation description

The Minister has launched a public consultation on a draft Equality Scheme. Views are being sought and we would welcome comments on these proposals. 

A hard copy  or request for alternative formats of the consultation document can be provided on request. 

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