The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) agreed that a Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) should be included in the NHS standard contract for 2015/2016. All NHS organisations are required to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality through the nine point Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) metric.

As part of the NHS action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace, each Trust is required to complete and publish its progress against the new Workforce Race Equality Standard. 

You can read the national report for 2015 here

Other documents

Board paper - WRES Overview April 2016

WRES April 2015 Report

WRES April 2016 Report