The GCC has published its new Equality, Diversity (EDI) and Inclusion policy statement.

The new policy has updated all relevant EDI definitions and defines the aims and scope of the statement for the GCC, the profession and registrants. In addition, we have explained our legal and regulatory responsibilities to gather EDI data, the differences between sex and gender, why we currently only collect data on seven of the nine protected characteristics and our position on the granularity of our data collection.

The new policy has been developed as part of the GCC’s 15-point Action Plan and with the assistance of its EDI Working Group and is a cornerstone of the GCC 20220-2024 Strategy. The GCC encourages all registrants, clinics and organisations to review and adopt the principles of this policy or use the document as a template to develop an EDI policy suitable to their circumstances.

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