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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

In April 2015, NHS England introduced the Workforce Race Equality Standard is to bring focus on ensuring the workforce represents the populations it serves.

The inclusion of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) in the standard NHS contract from 2015 onwards follows on from several recent reports that highlight disparities in employment experience and opportunity for BME staff at all levels within NHS Trusts, and the failure of Trust boards to reflect the diversity of the local populations they represent.
Reports also highlight the positive link between the experiences and well-being of an engaged and supported BME staff and patient experience and safety.

LCH is required to publish data relating to the nine standards to ensure it is meeting the standards of equality in the workforce.