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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The Workforce Race Equality Standard was produced on 31 August 2020, key headlines

  • As at 31 August 2020, the CCG employed 361 headcount staff of which 25 were BAME staff; representing 10.44% of the CCG workforce. This position has not changed significantly from 2019, where the CCG employed 364 headcount staff, of which 23 were BAME staff representing 10.33% of the CCG’s workforce.
  • 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. There was only a marginal increase in the percentage increase between 2019 (10.34%) 2020 (10.44%) accounted for by two additional BAME staff.

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.