The NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced on July 31 2014 that it had agreed action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.

The move follows recent reports which have highlighted disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME population.

The Council pledged its commitment, subject to consultation with the NHS, to implement two measures to improve equality across the NHS, which would start in April 2015.

We produce a Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) every year.

Regional Workforce Data

WRES Action Plan

WRES Summary Information

This WRES summary form contains some Trust Workforce data and actions:

WRES Reporting Template

EDS Summary Report

Equality and Diversity Annual Reports

The Trust publishes an Equality and Human Rights report each year, at the same time we publish information about people who use our services and our staff in a ‘supplementary’ information document. These can be found below.