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Race Discrimination Results

The below article taken from the HSJ reveals that we was in the top ten and the ten most improved acute Trusts in the 2020 National Staff Survey results for proportions of minority ethic staff experiencing discrimination from colleagues or managers.

The exclusive HSJ analysis also shows the acute trusts which have most improved and deteriorated on this measure, as well those which had the largest gap between the proportion of minority ethnic and white staff who worked on covid-19 wards or areas in previous 12 months.

The survey was conducted in October and November last year.

On average a significantly higher proportion of minority ethnic staff worked on covid wards. There was no overall correlation between a trust’s discrepancy on this measure, and the extent to which discrimination increased or decreased.

HSJ just analysed acute trusts because of the small sample sizes in many non-acutes.

Worst ten

 

Minority ethnic staff experiencing discrimination from colleagues/managers in 2020 (%)

Percentage point change on 2019

Respondents

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

26.2

11.1

195

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

25.9

11.1

185

East Cheshire NHS Trust

25.6

7.7

86

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

25.4

10.4

122

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

24.0

6.8

484

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

23.9

4.1

314

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

23.6

4.9

458

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

22.9

15.0

35

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

22.7

New trust

110

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

22.3

1.6

560

County Durham and Darlington FT told HSJ: “While we are disappointed, we accept the survey results”. It added that work has begun to better understand the feelings and experiences of minority ethnic colleagues in the trust, which will inform an action plan.

Mark Smith, chief people officer at Northampton General Hospital Trust, said its result provided “important insight” and showed where the trust needs to “further improve”.

North Cumbria Integrated Care FT said it will be working to build on “BAME leadership and progression opportunities” over the next two years, as well as reviewing parts of its recruitment processes.

Deborah Lee, chief executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals FT, said the results confirm “what we have known for some time” and that addressing the issue “has been a huge focus for the organisation in the last 18 months and continues to be our highest priority”.

Northumbria Healthcare FT flagged that it only had 35 respondents for this question, and that it performed strongly when considering a bundle of indicators of “equality, diversity and inclusion”. It said it takes discrimination “incredibly seriously” and it is being regularly monitored through internal surveys.

Anna Hills, chief executive of James Paget University Hospitals FT, said her trust would be completing “further work” on the back of the survey results.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care FT told HSJ it is “committed to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda”, with last year being the second of its EDI strategy which aims to “address inequalities and disparities faced by all groups”.

East Cheshire FT declined to comment, while the other two trusts in the above table been approached by HSJ.

Best ten

 

Minority ethnic staff experiencing discrimination from colleagues/managers in 2020 (%)

Percentage point change

Respondents

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

10.7

-0.5

787

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.2

0.5

98

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

11.3

-5.1

62

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.8

-8.2

136

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

12.4

2.9

1027

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

12.4

-3.4

121

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

12.5

-3.3

72

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

12.6

4.0

119

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

12.7

0.5

755

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

12.8

New trust

329

Ten most deteriorated

 

Minority ethnic staff experiencing discrimination from colleagues/managers in 2020 (%)

Percentage point change

Respondents

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

22.9

15.0

35

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

25.9

11.1

185

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

26.2

11.1

195

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

25.4

10.4

122

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

19.7

8.2

193

East Cheshire NHS Trust

25.6

7.7

86

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

19.5

7.6

226

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

16.0

7.3

81

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

18.6

7.2

596

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

18.8

7.1

775

Ten most improved

 

Minority ethnic staff experiencing discrimination from colleagues/managers in 2020 (%)

Percentage point change

Respondents

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.8

-8.2

136

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

15.3

-5.9

249

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

11.3

-5.1

62

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

13.7

-4.1

278

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

14.7

-4.1

163

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

12.4

-3.4

121

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

12.5

-3.3

72

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

18.4

-2.6

440

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14.1

-2.4

205

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

17.8

-2.2

101

Largest gap between minority ethnic/white staff in relation to working on covid wards

 

Percentage of minority ethnic staff who worked on a covid ward or area

Percentage of White staff who worked on a covid ward or area

Percentage point gap

Wye Valley NHS Trust

63%

26%

37.01

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

64%

34%

30.07

Isle of Wight NHS Trust (acute sector)

62%

33%

29.43

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

60%

31%

29.27

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

67%

39%

28.59

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

50%

23%

27.61

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

69%

43%

25.95

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

59%

34%

25.47

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

66%

41%

25.46

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

66%

41%

25.23