The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to tackle inequality to make sure everyone has good quality care, as well as equal access, experience and outcomes from health and social care services.
This is in line with their strategy and their core purpose.
They also have a duty to publish equality objectives to meet Equality Act 2010 regulations.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified and exposed longstanding inequalities in health and social care. Everyone in health and social care needs to understand their causes and take action to address them – including leaders who influence what happens locally.