NHS England has published its second annual report into race equality across the NHS. The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report publishes data from providers of NHS funded care, including the voluntary and private sector, to demonstrate how they are addressing equality issues.
For the first time the report includes data for all nine WRES indicators, including the four workforce metrics covering recruitment, promotion, career progression and staff development and one on the composition of NHS boards. The remaining four indicators are based on data from the NHS staff survey 2016, covering harassment, bullying or abuse from patients, relatives or the public.
The report shows a positive change in a range of areas including the number of nurses and midwives who have progressed from lower grades into senior positions, BME representation at very senior management and executive board level and a slight reduction in the reported experience of discrimination of BME staff from colleagues and managers.
Find out more and read the full report on the NHS England website.
See what Danny Mortimer, chief executive at NHS Employers has said in response to the report.