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Wide variation in progress in tackling bullying for BME staff

 

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Wide variation in progress in tackling bullying for BME staff

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council has published a report comparing the results of the experiences of black and ethnic minority (BME) and white staff from the 2015 staff survey at every NHS trust in the country.

The report has been compiled as part of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) which was introduced in April 2015 to make sure that employees from BME backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the NHS.

The report looks specifically at responses to staff survey questions about bullying and harassment in the workplace, and opportunities for career progression or promotion. The results reveal a wide variation, with some trusts showing far more progress than others in tackling race inequalities among their workforce.