NHS staff believing career progression is fair at work for all staff
1. Main facts and figures
- in 2018, 84% of NHS staff said that their NHS trust gave all staff an equal chance of promotion or career progression
- 86% of White staff said that their NHS trust gave all staff an equal chance of promotion or career progression, compared with 70% of staff from the Other ethnic group (all other ethnic groups combined)
- in all regions of England, and all types of NHS trust, White staff were more likely than staff from the Other ethnic group to say that their trust gave all staff an equal chance of promotion or career progression
The ethnic categories used in this data
For this data, ethnicity is broken down into 2 broad ethnic groups:
- White – including White British and White ethnic minorities)
- Other – all other ethnic minorities
This is to be consistent with other Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) data. This ethnicity classification was used for all previous WRES reports, so using the same classification allows for comparisons with previous years. It also helps to increase the reliability of the data.
2. By ethnicity and area
Summary of NHS staff believing career progression is fair at work for all staff By ethnicity and area Summary
3. By ethnicity and type of trust
|Community Provider Trust||89||91||69|
|Mental Health Trust||85||87||71|
Summary of NHS staff believing career progression is fair at work for all staff By ethnicity and type of trust Summary
304 NHS organisations took part in the staff survey, including 230 NHS trusts. In 7 trusts, there were fewer than 11 responses from staff in the Other ethnic group, and so the results have not been included.
Staff were sent a paper questionnaire or an email containing a link to an online questionnaire. 497,117 staff completed the questionnaire between October and December 2018, an overall response rate of 46%.
There are 4 questions related to the Workforce Race Equality Standard in the staff survey.
The survey was administered by the Survey Coordination Centre on behalf of NHS England.
Suppression rules and disclosure control
The data doesn’t include figures from trusts where fewer than 11 staff from either the White or Other ethnic group responded to the survey.
Percentages are given to the nearest whole number. You can see unrounded figures if you download the data.
5. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Purpose of data source
The purpose of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is to collect information on differences in the experience and treatment of NHS staff depending on their ethnicity, with a view to reducing these differences.
The NHS Staff Survey has been conducted every year since 2003. It asks NHS staff in England about their experiences of working for the NHS. The survey provides information about staff experience across the NHS in England and aims to highlight it to stakeholders and employers. All NHS trusts have to take part in the survey.
6. Download the data
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