Equality considerations

Equality considerations

NICE is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others.

People having colorectal surgery will have an underlying condition such as inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal cancer. People who have been diagnosed with cancer and chronic diseases may be considered disabled under the Equality Act. Colorectal anastomotic leakage is more common in men; gender is a protected characteristic under the equality act.