Baseline Equality Analysis

An outcome from the completion of the IIA screener may be the requirement to complete a Baseline Equality Analysis report.  This occurs when a negative (or unidentifiable) impact has been identified on one of the nine protected characteristic groups, or it is identified that the proposals may exacerbate health inequalities. 

A Baseline Equality Analysis is a desk top research exercise, looking into clinical trends and need for services using data such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Right Care data as well as data from the JSNA should also be considered at this stage, along with other sources of quantitative data specific to the clinical speciality. 

The purpose of this exercise is to provide an understanding of the demographics of current service users in relation to the composition of the local population.  This then enables the project lead to identify the potential level of impact that any proposed changes may have on segments of the population, at a system, place or neighbourhood level.   

The resources below will assist in completion of a Baseline Equality Analysis for your programme of work. 

Baseline Equality Report Template

NHS Digital Data Sets

ONS Population and Migration

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE) Tool


Last updated on November 16th, 2022 at 09:20 am