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Disability Equality update

19th January 2022

The Disability Equality topic in the Practice Support Manual was updated in December 2021. There are no changes required for practices, in relation to this update.  

Changes to the text include information on:  

  • the transfer of disability discrimination legislation to the “Equality Act 2010”  
  • an updated definition of a disabled person 
  • more robust descriptions around the six types of disability discrimination 
  • updated links to external sources of information and resources 
  • further clarity on the three requirements of the duty of reasonable adjustments  


The Combined Practice Inspection requires practices to have a Disability Policy in place. A policy and procedures templateis provided within the Practice Support Manual.