Annual Reports

An Open Culture: Engagement-Equality-Experience is available below. The reports include examples of good practice and demonstrate the local impact of patient and community voice.

The Workforce Race Equality Standard

Our WRES was produced on 31 August 2020. You can read the key headlines below:

  • In 2019 the total headcount was 364 and the % of BAME staff was 6.31%; in 2020 the total headcount was 361 and the % of BAME staff was 6.92%.
  • The CCG employed 220 Non-clinical staff in 2019. In 2019 there were 11 BAME staff employed in pay bands 3 – 8A and no BAME staff employed in bands 8b-VSM.
  • In 2020 there were 202 staff employed in non-clinical posts, 11 BAME staff employed in pay bands 3 – 8A and no BAME staff employed in bands 8B – VSM. While the number of BAME staff stayed the same there was a slight percentage increase from 4.4 (2019) to 4.8 (2020) but this was due to the overall reduction in staffing in non-clinical posts that year rather than an increase of BAME staff.
  • In 2019 the CCG employed 116 clinical staff of which 12 BAME staff were employed in pay bands 6-8B. In 2020 there were 134 clinical staff of which 14 are BAME staff employed in pay bands 6-8B.
  • The WRES data shows that in 2019 the relative likelihood of white staff being appointed from shortlisting compared to BAME staff was 1.15 times and in 2020 this gap increased to 1.81.

With regard to disciplinary there were 0 during 2019 and 0 up to 31 March 2020.

The data on non-mandatory training has not been routinely collected, this will be rectified for 2020 -21. The Training Panel administrator has commenced reporting on ethnicity in relation to applications submitted and approved.

At the time of completing the WRES data the CCG Governing Body had 0 BAME voting members there is now 1 BAME Governing Body voting member that was appointed in September 2020.  The full detailed spreadsheets are not attached as some of the numbers contained in the spreadsheet are very small and individuals could be identified. An action plan has been produced and can be found here WRES Action Plan 2021

Case Studies – How you have influenced us

We have developed case studies to illustrate examples of how patient experience and engagement inform our commissioning priorities and decisions and help ensure that we provide good quality services to all.

To read the most recent case studies please click here

We have collated previous examples of our engagement activity under the following headings:

We also have a series of short videos where local patients, staff and community partners share their experiences of our services.