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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

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:

  • Ethnic minority representation at Senior Management and Board level
  • The experience of ethnic minority staff in the employee relations process and NHS Staff Survey
  • The non-mandatory training and development opportunities made available to ethnic minority members of staff

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:

  • Tangible progress in eliminating discrimination
  • Support in the creation of a positive working culture and valued staff
  • Improve the opportunities available to ethnic minority members of staff

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 2022 can be found here.

Our three year Workforce Race Equality Action Plan 2021 - 2024 can be found here.