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Workforce Race Equality Standard

Workforce Race Equality Standard

Implementing the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a requirement for NHS commissioners and NHS healthcare providers including independent organisations, through the NHS standard contract.

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

This is important because studies shows that a motivated, included and valued workforce helps deliver high quality patient care, increased patient satisfaction and better patient safety.

Here's a short film describing why the WRES is important.

Our WRES reports and action plans

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report August 2021

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report August 2020 

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report March 2018

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report July 2017

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report June 2016

NHS Barnsley CCG WRES report 2015

More information can be found on the NHS  England WRES website


The CCG also has an assurance role to work with providers on their WRES findings.