NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

From April 2015 NHS organisations are required to demonstrate progress against nine indicators of workforce race equality.

The inclusion of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) in the standard NHS contract from 2015 onwards follows on from several recent reports that highlight disparities in employment experience and opportunity for BME staff at all levels within NHS Trusts, and the failure of Trust boards to reflect the diversity of the local populations they represent.

Reports also highlight the positive link between the experiences and well being of an engaged and supported BME staff and patient experience and safety.

The report below provides the initial baseline data for Bridgewater as at April 2015: