In April 2015 the NHS launched the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) which requires NHS organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. The WRES will ensure that all healthcare staff are treated fairly and with respect, which will have a positive impact on the people of Tower Hamlets.
A principal part of this standard is that all NHS organisations publish a set of data which can be compared nationally with other NHS organisations. The WRES Report contains data for our CCG and an action plan around how NHS Tower Hamlets CCG aims to achieve an inclusive workforce.
We are committed to improving race equality and creating an inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination where all our staff are empowered to thrive and flourish based on their diverse talents. This is enshrined in our organisational values and enacted through our behaviours at all levels.
It is important we keep up the good work already being done, but we must not get complacent – there is still a lot of work to do in the other areas. We will continue to work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure Black and minority ethnic (BME) staff have positive experiences working for Tower Hamlets CCG.
Further information can be found in our CCG’s WRES Report.