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Workforce Race Equality Standard: Our 2017/18 submission

2 August 2018
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Today sees the publication of our submission against the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) for 2017/18.

The standard sets out indicators of race equality in the workplace, enabling organisations to measure progress and decide what action they need to take to ensure equality of opportunity and fair treatment. Our submission uses the same format and questions as are used in NHS trusts.

Our report shows improvement over last year, revealing progress in three key areas:

  • As at 31 March 2017, the total number of staff in CQC was 3217. The number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff was 415 (12.9%). This represents an increase of 0.3% on the previous year
  • The proportion of BME staff overall is largely stable with increases in our senior grade A roles (1%) and in Grade E (up 11.7%)
  • The indicator 'Relative likelihood of staff being appointed from shortlisting across all posts’ shows an increase in the number of BME staff being appointed from recruitment shortlists

Though this is an improvement we still have much to do to make us a truly diverse and inclusive organisation. We will be working with the Board, the REN Network and our colleagues across the business over the coming months to ensure that we create the right environment to ensure  that everyone can be the best they can be in their working life.

Kirsty Shaw

Chief Operating Officer
Corporate and Customer Services
Care Quality Commission

Last updated:
28 August 2018