Ethnic Equality Monitoring

A range of resources have been developed to support putting ethnic equality monitoring in place in the health services. These resources support:

  • service users;
  • staff;
  • health service managers;
  • clinicians;
  • researchers; and
  • others.

Online Training

One of these resources is an online training programme First Steps in Ethnic Equality Monitoring (accessible on HSEland). This training is aimed at:

  • hospital and community healthcare staff involved in collecting personal data from service users;
  • directors and managers of healthcare services;
  • data analysis personnel;
  • health or social researchers; and
  • staff of community or voluntary sector organisations.

Public Information Poster

This poster explains why we need information about a person’s:

  • ethnic group;
  • religion;
  • country of birth; and
  • language.

Public Information Explanation Leaflet

This is a public information explanation leaflet translated into eight languages:

Working Together to Improve our Health – A Guide for Staff

This Guide for Staff helps us to help service users to self-identify their ethnic group, religion and country of birth and language spoken at home.

A Step Guide

A step guide to support putting in place ethnic equality monitoring in health services is being developed.