Next Day Briefing: 2021 Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report

On 7 April 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) published the annual WRES data report. The data is split into nine indictors of workplace experience and opportunity for different ethnic groups in the NHS workforce.

This WRES report provides more granular data than previous years, increasing the scope to understand the intersectionality of race and other characteristics on the NHS staff experience (namely gender and occupational group). Further data granularity by ethnic group in this year’s report is also very welcome, as it enables better comprehension of the differing experiences for distinct groups of staff.

This briefing gives a summary of the national level findings, and NHS Providers’ view.