NHS Workforce Race Equality Standards
The NHS Equality and Diversity Council
announced on 31st July 2014 that it had agreed action to ensure
employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have
equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the
follows recent reports which have highlighted
disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across
the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME
The Equality and Diversity Council pledged its commitment,
subject to consultation with the NHS, to implement the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) to
improve equality across the NHS from 1st April 2015.
The WRES requires
organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators. There
are nine metrics. Four of the metrics are specifically on workforce data and
four are based on data derived from the national NHS Staff
Survey indicators. The staff survey information will highlight any differences
between the experience and treatment of white and BME staff in the NHS.
The final metric requires provider organisations to ensure that their Boards
are broadly representative of the communities they serve. The first reports for
WRES were published on organisational websites by 1st July 2015.
CCG's are required to publish a second report with workforce data (up to 1st April 2016) which also covers the Greater Manchester Shared Service. This report identifies any shortcomings. The information includes a
comparison with the 2015 position, and will be followed by an Action Plan to address areas for improvement
Oldham CCG is committed to this agenda and want to ensure
that this is clinically led. Therefore, to ensure the Action Plan goes through the appropriate governance processes,
Oldham CCG will publish it here by 1st
You can access the following link to find out more about
the NHS WRES and a report on the 2015 findings of the WRES nationally by
following this link:-
can contact HR Business Manager Julie Kernaghan Julie.email@example.com or EDHR Business
Partner Rosie Kingham firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information regarding this.