Equality & Human Rights Impact Assessments: Guidance for Local Authorities
In a Welsh context, a human rights based approach is not new. For example, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has put human rights at the heart of a toolkit for ward sisters and charge nurses focusing on nutrition and hydration3. In addition, the Board’s Equality Impact Assessment incorporates human rights alongside protected characteristics4. The outcomes have been improved knowledge and awareness about human rights, and the provision of useful learning and a practical human rights based toolkit which other health organisations may wish to adopt.