Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to tackling all forms of discrimination including race and creating an organisation where the talents of all staff are valued and developed.
In July 2014 the NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced that it had agreed actions for the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) to be implemented across the NHS from April 2015 to ensure that employees from BME backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment within the workplace.
The WRES has been developed in response to findings from a number of national reports which identified unacceptable disparities in the number of people from BME communities in senior leadership positions within the NHS and negative experiences of BME staff within the workforce. It aims to provide a national framework to enable NHS organisations to identify areas of potential inequalities, to benchmark progress against similar organisations, and over time to implement actions to improve race equality in the workforce.
Our annual WRES report and summary template detailing our performance against the nine indicators within the standard and actions to further develop our performance can be accessed below:
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