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Advancing equality in health

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Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of health and everyone should have equal opportunity to realise this right without discrimination.

Advancing equality is fundamental to NHS Health Scotland’s mission; it is also our legal duty. The Equality Act 2010 protects characteristics which can make people vulnerable to being discriminated against and experiencing worse health.

NHS Health Scotland aims to embed the principles of equality and human rights in policy, planning and practice across NHS Scotland and our public sector partners.

NHS Health Scotland also has a role to make sure that it is advancing equality and tackling unlawful discrimination in all its functions. 

Updated November 2015

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