Creating Equality across our workforce

In April 2015 the NHS launched the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) which requires NHS organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. The WRES will ensure that all healthcare staff are treated fairly and with respect, which will have a positive impact on the people of Newham.

A principal part of this standard is that all NHS organisations publish a set of data which can be compared nationally with other NHS organisations. We are pleased to publish our Workforce Race Equality Standard report for 2018/19. This is our third year of reporting on the experiences of BME staff to ensure equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace.

Statement of Commitment

NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups of people.

We recognise leadership of the WRES must come from the Governing Body and accordingly the governing body have in place a robust system for reviewing CCG WRES data, and that of our providers.

Dr Naqvi, Chair of Newham CCG said “The Governing Body confirms its commitment to a workplace that is free from discrimination and where all staff are able to thrive and flourish based on their diverse talent.”

“It is important we keep up the good work already being done, but we must not get complacent – there is still a lot of work to be done in the other areas. We will continue to work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure BME staff have positive experiences working for Newham CCG.”

Further information can be found in our CCG’s WRES Report.