16. Equality and Diversity
16.1 In the exercising of its duties when carrying out examinations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Section 149(1) (the Act), the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine gives due regard to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
- foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
In its regard for these duties, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine aims to meet all areas of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Equal Opportunities Policy (2014). To ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to demonstrate their ability and that no person is treated less favourably than another on grounds of ethnic origin, nationality, disability, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, age, or religion.
16.2 To ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and as part of the Faculty’s compliance with the Royal College of Anaesthetists Equal Opportunity Policy, the Faculty monitors exam results in relation to the candidate population.
16.3 All examiners and examinations staff undertake regular exam specific E&D training.
16.4 The Faculty considers reasonable adjustment for examination candidates with a disability as set out at Appendix 11 of these regulations.
16.5 Equality analysis is an integral part of examinations policy and practice development. The Faculty carries out objective, evidence-based equality analysis when making decisions relating to exam changes, policies, content and practice. This ensures that full consideration is given to the effect that such decision may have on the fairness of the exams and aims to prevent discrimination, promote diversity and inclusivity for all groups of people.