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.
Workforce Race Equality Standard Reports
NHS England has introduced a nine point Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) metric to show how NHS organisations are addressing race equality issues in a range of staffing areas. The WRES is designed to help us to ensure that our Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff have as good an experience of working here as our other staff. Each year we are required to publish our findings and what we are doing to make things better.
Below is our latest report and action plan.
WRES Action Plan
WRES Summary Information
This WRES summary form contains some Trust Workforce data and actions:
WRES Reporting Template
- WRES Reporting Template 2021
- WRES Reporting Template 2020
- WRES Reporting Template 2018-19
- WRES Reporting Template 2017-18
- WRES Reporting Template 2016-17
- WRES Reporting Template 2015-16
- WRES Reporting Template
Workforce Disability Equality Standard
The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) is a set of ten specific measures that will enable NHS organisations to compare the experiences of Disabled and non-disabled staff. We have used this to develop an action plan and enable us to demonstrate progress against the indicators of disability equality.
Below is our reporting template and action plan
WDES Annual Report
- WDES Report and Action Plan 2022
- WDES Annual Report 2021 and WDES Action Plan 2021-22
- BHNFT Workforce Disability Equality Standard Annual Report – Oct 2020
- BHNFT Workforce Disability Equality Standard Annual Report – July 2019
NHS Equality Delivery System
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) has been designed to be a tool for NHS organisations, through involvement of stakeholders, to assess how we are performing in respect of equality and diversity and to help identify future priorities and objectives. Each year we publish this on our website alongside our action plan to address any disparities.
Below is our latest reporing template
EDS Summary Report
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Annual report
Each year an annual report is produced so that we can show what we are doing to ensure that our patients, carers, vistors and staff have as good an experience as possible.
The latest report can be found by clicking on the link below.
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.