The aim of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is to improve the experience of ethnic minority staff in the workplace. This includes employment, promotion and training opportunities. It also applies to ethnic minority people who want to work in the NHS.
The implementation of the WRES will make tackling race equality a priority for the NHS and for the Trust. It will allow us to provide focus on a number of areas including:
The WRES is a tool to systematically identify gaps between ethnic minority & White staff experiences in the workplace. In measuring those gaps and taking action this will achieve:
This will create an environment in the Trust whereby all staff feels engaged, valued and supported. This will result in high quality patient care and improved health outcomes for all.
The results of the Trusts WRES submission for 2020 can be found here.
Our action plan for 2020/2021 can be found here.