Disability Action Plan and Equality Action Plan

The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service has reviewed our Disability Action Plan and has developed a new Disability Action Plan. We have also reviewed the actions identified as part of our audit of inequalities undertaken in 2010 and produced a new draft Equality Action Plan.

The purpose of our Disability Action Plan is to look at things we could be doing to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage their participation in our work areas. The Equality Action Plan looks at actions we could take to tackle inequalities across all equality categories.

Please click on the links below to view the appropriate documents.

Disability Action Plan 2013-2018

Master Consultation Report - Disability Action Plans Feedback

NIBTS Corporate Equality Action Plan

Master Consultation Report - Equality Action Plan Feedback

BSO Consultation Report for Disability Action Plans

To view the 5 year review of our Disability Action Plan click below:

5 Year Review of Disability Action Plan

Accessible versions of our Disability Action Plan are currently being developed and will be added here soon.

Equality Scheme

The NIBTS Equality Scheme and Consultation Report are available for download. Click on the following links to access the PDF documents.

NIBTS Equality Scheme

NIBTS Equality Scheme Easy Read

NIBTS Equality Scheme Consultation Report

NIBTS Audit of Inequalities Action Plan for 2013 to 2018

The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS) is required, under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, as a public authority, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity in carrying out its functions between:

  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • men and women generally;
  • persons with a disability and persons without;
  • persons with dependants and persons without.

Moreover, the NIBTS is also required, in carrying out its functions to have due regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.

NIBTS is fully committed to embracing its equality obligations. The NIBTS will ensure that the necessary resources (in terms of people, time and money) are made available to ensure the effective promotion of equality of opportunity and good community relations in all its policies and practices.

Furthermore, NIBTS will commit itself to putting in place effective internal arrangements for the implementation of the Equality Scheme (the 'Scheme'). Finally a planned programme of communication and training has been undertaken to ensure that all staff are made aware and understand the new equality obligations.

NIBTS is willing to respond positively to any requests for clarification on specific policies and procedures.

Should you have any further comments or queries regarding the Scheme, please contact me as below.

Ivan Ritchie
Human Resources & Corporate Services Manager
Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Lisburn Road, Belfast,
BT9 7TS

Tel: 028 9053 4686
Fax: 028 9043 9017

Equality Screening

Click the link below for information on our equality screening reports and templates

HSCNI Reports and Templates

Annual Review of Progress 2015 - 2016

The annual review of progress is available for download. Click on the following link to access the PDF document.

NIBTS Section 75 Report 2015-2016

Audit Report on Information Systems

Click on the link below for a downloadable copy of the report

NIBTS Audit Report on Information Systems