NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
We welcome the introduction of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). We see it as a useful tool to identify and reduce any disparities in experience and outcomes for NHS staff and job applicants of different ethnicities. This is important as research shows that improving workforce race equality in the NHS, will lead to better healthcare for everyone and better use of NHS resources.
NHS Newham CCG has been working with local provider organisations and equality groups to ensure that the WRES is implemented in a meaningful way.
Our WRES report describes any workforce inequalities linked to ethnicity in line with the WRES standards.
We have included actions related to the WRES in our local Equality and Diversity Strategy and we are planning to take part in a regional CCG WRES implementation group to fill any data gaps and develop an action plan to improve workforce race equality.