We celebrate the incredible diversity of the population of Lincolnshire and our workforce. Cultural and ethnic diversity brings significant benefits to the county, and particularly to the local NHS. The ethnic diversity of our NHS workforce enriches our communities in Lincolnshire.
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard ensures that employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
Our leadership and workforce at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is drawn from diverse communities across the country and the world. We know that care is far more likely to meet the needs of all the patients we are here to serve when all our staff are themselves free from the distress of discrimination or abuse.
Like the Workforce Disability Equality Standard, the WRES is mandatory and helps NHS Trusts like ours to achieve these important goals of equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace
In 2018, NHS England WRES Team launched the WRES Expert Programme and our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead was selected to undertake this important role, which continues today.
We are delighted to publish our WRES report and action plan for 2022 -2023 below. We look forward to our continued improvement actions around the WRES.