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Publication of Equality Information

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) requires the Trust to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce race equality. The Trust has committed itself to implement the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) from April 2015. In line with the key WRES milestones for 2016 agreed by NHS England, the Trust has published below its baseline data for 2014/15 and 2015/16 on the WRES performance indicators and WRES Action Plan 2016/17.

CMFT Baseline April 2016 PDF
CMFT WRES Action Plan 2016/17

Equality Information

The Equality Act (2010) created the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). The PSED is in two parts, General Duty and Specific Duty.

The General Duty requires all public authorities (including the Trust) to consider the need to:

  1. eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other unlawful acts under the Equality Act;
  2. advance equality of opportunity between different groups of people;
  3. foster good relations between different groups of people; in carrying out all its activities.

The Specific Duty requires the Trust to have equality and diversity objectives and publish certain information in relation to equality. Below is information published in relation to meeting the requirements of the Specific Duty.

The Trust's Patients

The Trust's patients come from a diverse range of backgrounds.  The Trust collects information on the diversity of its patients in relation to:

  • Age
  • Ethnic origin
  • Sex
  • Religion.

This information is used to help the Trust to understand the needs of its patients and make sure that everyone receives high quality services.  The information that is collected is also used to produce the Trust's Annual Patient Profile Report.

View our Trust's Patient Profile for 2015/16

The Trust's Workforce

The Trust also employs a diverse workforce. The Trust collects information on the diversity of its workforce and job applicants. The following information is collected from staff and job applicants

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnic origin
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation.

This information is used to make sure that the Trust's employment practices and recruitment processes are fair to everyone. The information collected is also used to produce the annual Workforce Profile.

View our Trust's Workforce Profile for 2015/16.

Governance and Decision Making

The Trust is keen that equality and diversity is part of everything that the Trust does. A robust governance and decision making structure has been developed to ensure this happens.

View our Governance Structure

Equality Implementation Group

The Trust established an Equality Implementation Group (EIG) to oversee the equality, diversity and human rights work within the Trust.

View the EIG terms of reference.

Trust governance arrangements for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are currently being reviewed along with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Working Group

The Trust has also established a Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Working Group. The Working Group oversees the implementation of NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) within the Trust..

For further information on the Trust's equality and diversity work related to the workforce and employment issues visit  Equality and Diversity in Employment webpage.

Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs)

An equality impact assessment is a systematic review of the effect that a policy, service or decision has upon equality. The Trust has developed an Equality Impact Assessment Framework which sets out how the Trust will carry out its EqIAs. View our Trust's EqIA Framework.

The Trust completes EqIAs on policies, services and other activities.

Engagement with Staff from Equality Groups

The Trust recognises that real support is needed for all staff if they are to reach their full potential. For these reasons the Trust continues to develop and support the following  staff networks:

The aim of these networks is to support staff from different equality groups and to enable the Trust to gain a better understanding of the issues faced by staff in the workplace.

Annual Equality , Diversity and Inclusion Reports

CMFT's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report contains a snap shot of all the work the teams across CMFT have been doing to support our patients, staff and the communities we serve.

View our Annual EDI Reports:


The Service Equality Team deals with equality and diversity issues in relation to services to patients.  You can contact the team on 0161 276 5651 or email equality@cmft.nhs.uk

For employment  related  equality and diversity issues,  please contact  Akhtar Zaman (Equality and Diversity Manager)on 0161 901 7137 or email akhtar.zaman@cmft.nhs.uk