NHS Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES)
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 workplace.
The move followedreports which 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 workforce.
This has resulted in the introduction of 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.
Oldham CCG is committed to this agenda and want to ensure that this is clinically led.
WRES return 2019
WRES Action Plan 2019