Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) indicators for bank only workers

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There are an estimated 150,000 plus bank-only workers in NHS trusts. To support NHS England’s strategic aim of improving the quality of bank provision as a flexible option for staff, the WRES team has developed a set of indicators designed to explore the experiences of this group. The indicators are aligned to the People Promise and People Plan.

The documents below outline the rationale for these indicators and explain how they will work. Data will be analysed and presented in a data report for NHS trusts later in the year.



There are nine indicators for the bank-only workers WRES.  The indicators will measure the following:

  • Representation by ethnicity and gender
  • Experience in the workplace, including disciplinaries, dismissals, bullying and harassment
  • Route of entry into the NHS.