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Part of Annual inclusion report 2021-22

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

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Current chapter – Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)


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The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) for 2021 has not yet been submitted.

The final report will be due for publication in Spring 2022.

There were previously 9 indicators. However, NHS England have changed the data collection requirements this year, meaning that data on previous indicators 5 to 8 are no longer being collected.


  • overall workforce % by ethnicity decreased from 13.4% to 13.0%, and there was also an increase in unknown ethnicity from 9.0% to 10%
  • relative likelihood of white staff being appointed from shortlisting compared to black, Asian and minority ethnic staff increased from 1.59 to 2.62 (where 1.00 indicates parity)
  • relative likelihood of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff entering the formal disciplinary process compared to white staff increased from 1.74 to 1.97 (where 1.00 indicates parity)
  • relative likelihood of white staff accessing non-mandatory training and CPD compared to black, Asian and minority ethnic staff had moved from 0.99 to 0.96, which means a near equal likelihood for both black, Asian and minority ethnic and white staff (a value of 1.00 indicates parity)

Impact

Our data indicates that there are unacceptable disparities between the experiences of black, Asian and other minority ethnicities and those of white colleagues. Improving the relatively low declaration rates for ethnicity is a priority to ensure that we are able to assess the full impact of our people processes.

Reviewing our corporate processes for recruiting, developing, and dealing with formal HR issues to identify and design out bias will be critical to preventing disparities in the future. 


Last edited: 10 February 2022 9:43 am