Analysis

'Shocking' disparity seen in nursing workforce race equality

Overview of race equality data for nursing workforce sets out six tips on strategic approaches and operational interventions

Overview of race equality data for nursing workforce sets out six tips on strategic approaches and operational interventions

A new overview of workforce race equality data for the nursing profession in England should leave senior nurses ‘shocked to their core’, says one of the country’s highest-ranking nurse leaders.

Yvonne Coghill. Picture: Barney Newman

NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) implementation director Yvonne Coghill says the publication, in March, of the analysis should act as a wake-up call to senior nurses to act on race equality in their organisations.

About 20% of nurses and midwives are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background,

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