NHS Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES)

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council announced on 31 July 2014 that it had agreed action to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.

The move follows recent reports which have highlighted disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME population.

The Council pledged its commitment, subject to consultation with the NHS, to implement the  Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) to improve equality across the NHS from 1st April 2015.

The WRES requires organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators. There are nine metrics. Four of the metrics are specifically on workforce data and four of the metrics are based on data derived from the national NHS Staff Survey indicators. The staff survey information will highlight any differences between the experience and treatment of White staff and BME staff in the NHS. The final metric requires provider organisations to ensure that their Boards are broadly representative of the communities they serve. The first reports for WRES were published on organisational websites by 01 July 2015.

Salford CCG is required to publish annual reports which include a comparison to the previous year's position where possible, and an action plan to complement the report and address areas for improvement.

Salford CCG is committed to this agenda and you can see our most recent and previous reports by following the links below:

2017 WRES Salford CCG 

2017 WRES action plan 

2016 WRES Salford CCG

2016 WRES action plan

2016 WRES appendix  

2015 WRES Salford CCG 

You can access the following link to find out more about the NHS WRES and a report on the 2015 findings of the WRES nationally by following this link:-


Or you can contact HR Business Manager Kate Jolley katejolley@nhs.net or EDHR Business Partner Rosie Kingham rosie.kingham@nhs.net for more information.