Publication of Equality Information
NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
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
April 2016 PDF
CMFT WRES Action Plan 2016/17
The Equality Act (2010) created the Public Sector Equality Duty
(PSED). The PSED is in two parts, General Duty and Specific
The General Duty requires all public authorities (including the
Trust) to consider the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation
and other unlawful acts under the Equality Act;
- advance equality of opportunity between different groups of
- 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:
- Ethnic origin
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 2014/15
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
- Ethnic origin
- 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 2014/15.
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
The Trust established an Equality Implementation Group (EIG) to
oversee the equality, diversity and human rights work within the
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
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
Engagement with Staff from Equality
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
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.
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 email@example.com
For employment related equality and diversity
issues, please contact Akhtar Zaman (Equality and
Diversity Manager)on 0161 901 7137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org