Tackling racism

Resources and information to support employers to tackle racism towards NHS staff.

21 May 2024

NHS equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) improvement plan

The NHS EDI improvement plan outlines targeted actions to address direct and indirect prejudice and discrimination against certain groups and individuals across the NHS workforce. It covers the importance of EDI to the NHS, actions required for change, accountability and responsibility for the delivery of these actions, support from NHS England (NHSE), and a framework for integrated care boards.​​

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

The WRES constitutes several indicators of workforce equality against which employers are expected to demonstrate progress. The standard’s aim is to ensure equal access to career opportunities and fair treatment in the workplace for black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. The WRES is mandated through the NHS Standard Contract.