The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

From April 2015, NHS organisations are required to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators linked to race equality within the workforce.

The evidence of the link between the treatment of staff and patient care is particularly well evidenced for BME staff in the NHS, so this is an issue for patient care, not just for staff. Yet it is strikingly clear that the NHS still has an immense amount to do to genuinely act on this insight. The lessons of previous efforts to tackle this challenge show that a focussed natural and local effort will be essential if we are to make the progress we need . . .

The “business case” for race equality in the NHS, and for the Standard, is now a powerful one. NHS England, with its partners, is committed to tackling race discrimination and creating an NHS where the talents of all staff are valued and developed – not least for the sake of our patients.

Simon Stevens
CEO NHS England

Demonstration of progress against the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard indicators is required to be published by the 1st July each year. Download our first publication below:

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Report 2015 (270 KB)