Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
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.
A full report and summary template detailing our baseline performance for 2015 against the nine indicators within the standard and actions for 2015/16 to improve our performance can be accessed below:
LYPFT Full Report as at 1st April 2015
LYPFT Reporting Template as at 1st April 2015
The Trust seeks to be an employer of choice, promoting a culture which is welcoming and accessible to all. Therefore workforce monitoring not only helps the Trust to meet its statutory obligations under our Single Equality Scheme, but also allows us to monitor the effectiveness of performance in order to take appropriate actions in addressing any adverse trends identified.
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