The healthcare arm’s length bodies (ALB) report is the first ever publication, since the WRES was mandated for NHS trusts and other healthcare providers.
ALBs are not required to implement the WRES and report data against its indicators, although a number of the ALBs do so. In the spirit of transparency and continuous improvement, Health Education England (HEE), NHS Digital, NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England (PHE) have agreed to collectively publish their data.
The report has the following key roles:
- To enable organisations to compare their performance with others providing similar services, with the aim of encouraging improvement by learning and sharing good practice
- To provide a national picture of WRES in practice, to colleagues, organisations and the public on the developments in the workforce race equality agenda