Workforce Race Equality Standard

The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) requires organisations providing NHS services to show progress against a number of indicators of ‘Workforce Equality’.

The focus is on complying with implementing the standard, as well as helping to improve the wider culture of the NHS to benefit all staff and patients.


Measuring Performance

The WRES captures and publishes information on various aspects of race equality, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Harassment / Bullying

The WRES uses indicators (measures) of an organisation’s workforce, including a Board membership indicator, to gauge the current state of ‘workforce race equality’.

City Hospitals Sunderland will use the WRES to track progress to identify and help eliminate discrimination in the treatment of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic staff.

The WRES is not intended to provide a blueprint for how good practice can be achieved. However, it does provide a platform and direction that encourages and enables NHS organisations to seek and address any difference in performance.  It will used to benchmark different organisations across the NHS.


City Hospitals Sunderland Performance

You can find the latest information here:


WRES Action Plan 2016