As a major employer across central Yorkshire we are committed to developing a workforce that is representative of our local communities: this is one of the Equality Objectives (EO) established by our recently published Equality and Diversity Strategy 2016-20.
In delivering on this EO we continue to review our HR policies and practice as we strive to ensure that we take account of the diversity in our workforce. The Trust recognises the duties placed on by the Public Sector Equality Duty contained in the Equality Act 2010 in respect of publishing information about its workforce.
Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)
The WDES compares the experience of staff with disabilities or long term conditions with the experience of the wider workforce. It aims to ensure that this staff group have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace. NHS providers are required to produce a plan setting out the actions they intend to take to improve the experience for colleagues with disability and long term conditions in response to the issues that might be highlighted by the data.
This is only the second year that NHS organisations have been required to submit their data and publish a report and improvement plan. The Trust’s MYHT WDES Report and Plan 2020 has been reviewed by the Executive Team and has been approved for publishing.
For 2019, please also see the Trust’s WDES Report and Plan 2019
The WRES was introduced by NHS England’s Equality and Diversity Council in April 2015 and was included in the NHS standard contract as a requirement for NHS providers. The WRES aims to ensure employees from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace. From 1 July 2015 NHS providers have been required to publish their data annually for the nine WRES indicators on their website and to submit it to NHS England.
The Trust’s WRES MYHT WRES Report & Plan 2020 has been reviewed by the Executive Team and has been approved for publishing.
Copies of the Trust’s WRES reports for previous years are available to download:
In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty, each year since 2012 the Trust has produced a workforce information report providing a full analysis of our workforce profile and key HR processes.
The Workforce Equality and Diversity Report 2014 was produced following a data cleansing exercise that involved staff updating the information held about them on the Trust Electronic Staff Record: Workforce Diversity 13_14 VF1
The Workforce Information Report produced in January 2013 is available here: Workforce Information January 2013
In 2012 the Trust produced and published a workforce diversity report for the period 1 April to 30 November 2011: Workforce diversity report 2011/12