Workforce Race Equality Standard 2020 - 2022

The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) provides a framework for ensuring that Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff receive fair treatment in the workplace and have equal access to career opportunities. The data presented provides an overview of the Trust’s performance again the 9 WRES indicators.

Publication date:
01 October 2020
Date range:
October 2020 - October 2021

Indicator 3


Relative likelihood of staff entering the formal disciplinary process, as measured by entry into a formal disciplinary investigation.

  • White staff - 0.7%
  • BAME staff - 1.2%


BAME staff are 1.7 times more likely to enter into formal disciplinary than white staff. 

Action 1

  1. Employee Relations (ER) and Electronic Staff Records (ESR) data capture of staff entering into disciplinary investigations including the reasons for the disciplinary.
  2. Managers training in how to have difficult conversations staff.


  1. ESR data on disciplinary

  2. L&M Training for managers contains difficult conversations, also included in O.D.P


  • Employee relations manager
  • Diversity and inclusion manager


  1. November 2019
  2. December 2019


  1. ESR data on disciplinary
  2. L&M training for managers includes having difficult conversations

Action 2

  • Although based on a small number (17 white staff and 9 BAME staff) the Early Resolution work as part of the Culture Programme will look into this further.
  • Disciplinary is now included on ESR and in the WRES/WDRES reports. This information will need to be analysed.


Culture Change Programme


December 2021