Workforce Equality Standards and Diversity Data


Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The Trust publishes a Workforce and Diversity Profile Report and has developed an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for 2024-27.

The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) was introduced on 1 April 2015 following engagement and consultation with key stakeholders from across the NHS. The WRES is included in the NHS standard contract, and since July 2015, the Trust has been producing and publishing our WRES data on an annual basis. An infographic that summarises the profile report is also available to download here.

The main purpose of the WRES is:
• to help local and national NHS organisations (and other organisations providing NHS services) to review their data against the nine WRES indicators
• to produce action plans to close the gaps in workplace experience between white and BME staff
• to improve BME representation at the Board level of the organisation.

Workforce Race Equality Standard: Submission data as of 31 March 2023

The document below provides further information on the Trust's WRES action plan:
WRES Action Plan 2023-2024

Previous WRES Action Plans 

WRES Action Plan 2022-2023

WRES Action Plan 2021-2022

WRES Action Plan 2020-2021

WRES Action Plan 2019-2020

WRES Action Plan 2018-2019


Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)
The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) is commissioned by the Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) and is a set of ten specific measures that enable NHS organisations to compare the experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff. NHS organisations use the metrics data and local data to develop a local action plan and enable them to demonstrate progress against the indicators of disability equality.

Workforce Disability Equality Standard: Submission data as of 31 March 2023

The document below provides further information on the Trust's WDES action plan:
WDES Action Plan 2023-2024

Previous WDES Action Plans

WDES Action Plan 2022-2023

WDES Action Plan 2021-2022

WDES Action Plan 2020-2021

WDES Action Plan 2019-2020