NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
We celebrate the incredible diversity of the population of Lincolnshire and the significant benefits cultural and ethnic diversity brings to the county, and particularly to the local NHS.
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard was devised to ensure employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, said: “We know that care is far more likely to meet the needs of all the patients we’re here to serve when NHS leadership is drawn from diverse communities across the country, and when all our frontline staff are themselves free from discrimination. These new mandatory standards will help NHS organisations to achieve these important goals.”
We are delighted to publish our WRES report 2018 and are finalising the associated actions we are undertaking to ensure we improve our performance in this important area of equality, diversity and inclusion. Our actions will be published shortly.
In 2018 NHS England WRES Team launched the WRES Expert Programme, we are delighted that our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead has been selected to undertake this important role. We look forward to our continued improvement work around the WRES.