1. Main facts and figures

  • as at 31 March 2018, 88.1% of the board members in NHS trusts were White (including White ethnic minorities) and 7.4% were from the Other ethnic group (all other ethnic groups combined); ethnicity wasn’t known for 4.5%
  • NHS trusts in London had the highest percentage of board members from the Other ethnic group (15.6%), while trusts in the South had the smallest percentage (4.1%)
  • more than half (58.4%) of NHS trusts had at least one board member from the Other ethnic group, and 96 out of 231 trust boards (41.6%) had none
  • 29 NHS trusts (12.6%) had 3 or more board members from the Other ethnic group§
Things you need to know

The data comes from all 231 NHS trusts. You should use caution when interpreting this data due to the small numbers of board members on NHS trusts.

In 2018, NHS trust boards ranged in size from 5 to 21 members, and the average board had 14 members. Therefore, small differences in composition between trusts can lead to large percentage differences.

Another result of these small numbers is that differences in the number of board members declaring their ethnicity can have a large impact on the percentage of members in each ethnic group for each trust.

For 12 trusts, 20% or more of their board members did not declare their ethnicity. For this reason, the data for each board includes the percentage of members for whom ethnicity was not known.

This data is based on the figures submitted to NHS England as at 31 March 2018. It does not incorporate any updates trusts may have made and published themselves.

What the data measures

This data measures the number and percentage of NHS trust board members from each of the following 2 broad ethnic groups:

  • White – including White British and White ethnic minorities
  • Other – all other ethnic groups combined, referred to as ‘BME (Black and Minority Ethnic)’ in NHS England WRES reports

Percentages are calculated by dividing the number of board members from each broad ethnic group by the total number of board members, including those for whom ethnicity wasn’t known. Ethnicity wasn’t known for 4.5% of board members overall.

This data includes all board members, including ‘non-executive members’ who are not part of the trust’s management team, and members with no voting rights. Executive members of the board are usually at the ‘Very Senior Management’ grade, for example, directors of specific functions like nursing or human resources.

The regions in England are grouped as follows:

  • London (covering Greater London)
  • Midlands and East (covering the West Midlands, the East Midlands and the East of England)
  • North (covering the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • South (covering the South East and the South West)
The ethnic categories used in this data

For this data, ethnicity was categorised into 2 broad ethnic groups to be consistent with the rest of the 2018 NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard report, and to increase the reliability of the data. This classification was also used for all previous WRES reports, so using the same classification allows for comparisons with previous years.

The 2 broad ethnic groups are: White – including White British and White ethnic minorities Other – all other ethnic groups

2. By ethnicity and area

Percentage of NHS trust board members from the 2 broad ethnic groups, by area
Ethnicity All London Midlands & East North South
% % % % %
White 88 83 88 90 89
Other than White 7 16 8 5 4
Unknown 5 2 5 5 6

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Summary

This data shows that:

  • as at 31 March 2018, 88.1% of NHS trust board members were White (including White ethnic minorities) and 7.4% were from the Other ethnic group (all other ethnic minorities combined); ethnicity wasn’t known for 4.5%
  • NHS trusts in London had the highest percentage of board members from the Other ethnic group, at 15.6%
  • NHS trusts in the South had the lowest percentage of board members from the Other ethnic group, at 4.1%

3. By ethnicity and trust

Number and percentage of NHS trust board members by ethnicity and trust
White Unknown Other
NHS trust board Headcount % Headcount % Headcount %
2Gether NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust 17 94.4 0 0.0 1 5.6
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 10 71.4 4 28.6 0 0.0
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust 12 80.0 0 0.0 3 20.0
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Barts Health NHS Trust 14 82.4 0 0.0 3 17.6
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 12 80.0 2 13.3 1 6.7
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust 10 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 9 64.3 1 7.1 4 28.6
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 0 0.0 2 14.3
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 5 38.5 5 38.5 3 23.1
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 3 37.5 1 12.5 4 50.0
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 9 60.0 6 40.0 0 0.0
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust 10 76.9 3 23.1 0 0.0
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 15 83.3 0 0.0 3 16.7
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 13 86.7 2 13.3 0 0.0
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 10 76.9 2 15.4 1 7.7
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 12 80.0 1 6.7 2 13.3
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 1 6.7 0 0.0
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust 17 94.4 0 0.0 1 5.6
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 17 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust 11 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust 9 90.0 0 0.0 1 10.0
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 12 70.6 2 11.8 3 17.6
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 13 76.5 1 5.9 3 17.6
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 17 89.5 0 0.0 2 10.5
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 1 7.1 1 7.1
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 10 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust 10 76.9 1 7.7 2 15.4
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 13 81.3 3 18.8 0 0.0
Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 1 7.7 0 0.0
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust 11 78.6 0 0.0 3 21.4
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 10 66.7 0 0.0 5 33.3
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 8 80.0 2 20.0 0 0.0
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 11 84.6 1 7.7 1 7.7
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 9 69.2 4 30.8 0 0.0
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 11 91.7 0 0.0 1 8.3
Devon Partnership NHS Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 10 83.3 1 8.3 1 8.3
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 1 7.1 1 7.1
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 8 66.7 0 0.0 4 33.3
ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 11 64.7 4 23.5 2 11.8
East Cheshire NHS Trust 8 80.0 2 20.0 0 0.0
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust 11 78.6 1 7.1 2 14.3
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust 18 94.7 0 0.0 1 5.3
East London NHS Foundation Trust 10 55.6 0 0.0 8 44.4
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust 10 66.7 4 26.7 1 6.7
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 13 81.3 0 0.0 3 18.8
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 10 71.4 3 21.4 1 7.1
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 0 0.0 2 14.3
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 11 78.6 0 0.0 3 21.4
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust 13 81.3 1 6.3 2 12.5
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust 10 66.7 0 0.0 5 33.3
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Humber NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 10 83.3 1 8.3 1 8.3
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust 17 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Isle Of Wight NHS Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust 5 38.5 8 61.5 0 0.0
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust 4 80.0 0 0.0 1 20.0
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 86.7 0 0.0 2 13.3
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust 6 60.0 4 40.0 0 0.0
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 10 76.9 2 15.4 1 7.7
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust 13 81.3 0 0.0 3 18.8
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 11 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 1 7.1 1 7.1
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust 13 76.5 0 0.0 4 23.5
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 16 94.1 0 0.0 1 5.9
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Medway NHS Foundation Trust 18 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust 14 87.5 0 0.0 2 12.5
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 15 88.2 1 5.9 1 5.9
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 15 88.2 0 0.0 2 11.8
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust 11 84.6 1 7.7 1 7.7
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust 14 82.4 3 17.6 0 0.0
North Bristol NHS Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust 11 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
North East London NHS Foundation Trust 14 82.4 0 0.0 3 17.6
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 6 60.0 0 0.0 4 40.0
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust 10 76.9 2 15.4 1 7.7
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 9 81.8 1 9.1 1 9.1
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 13 86.7 2 13.3 0 0.0
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 7 58.3 5 41.7 0 0.0
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 13 86.7 1 6.7 1 6.7
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 13 86.7 0 0.0 2 13.3
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 10 90.9 0 0.0 1 9.1
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 16 94.1 0 0.0 1 5.9
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust 8 61.5 0 0.0 5 38.5
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 8 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 8 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 11 91.7 0 0.0 1 8.3
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 6 54.5 5 45.5 0 0.0
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust 9 56.3 7 43.8 0 0.0
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 13 81.3 1 6.3 2 12.5
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 1 6.7 0 0.0
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 11 78.6 0 0.0 3 21.4
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust 11 91.7 0 0.0 1 8.3
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 14 87.5 2 12.5 0 0.0
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 12 85.7 0 0.0 2 14.3
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust 9 81.8 1 9.1 1 9.1
Solent NHS Trust 11 91.7 1 8.3 0 0.0
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 12 80.0 0 0.0 3 20.0
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 17 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 14 87.5 0 0.0 2 12.5
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 8 88.9 0 0.0 1 11.1
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 12 80.0 2 13.3 1 6.7
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust 4 66.7 2 33.3 0 0.0
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust 11 68.8 4 25.0 1 6.3
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust 9 75.0 0 0.0 3 25.0
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 14 87.5 0 0.0 2 12.5
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 18 85.7 1 4.8 2 9.5
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust 6 60.0 1 10.0 3 30.0
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 14 87.5 0 0.0 2 12.5
St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS Trust 14 87.5 0 0.0 2 12.5
Staffordshire and Stoke On Trent Partnership NHS Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 12 80.0 2 13.3 1 6.7
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 10 76.9 0 0.0 3 23.1
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust 10 90.9 1 9.1 0 0.0
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 10 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 18 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 13 86.7 0 0.0 2 13.3
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 0 0.0 1 7.1
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust 10 83.3 0 0.0 2 16.7
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust 8 88.9 1 11.1 0 0.0
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 11 78.6 0 0.0 3 21.4
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 10 90.9 1 9.1 0 0.0
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 16 94.1 0 0.0 1 5.9
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 10 83.3 2 16.7 0 0.0
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 10 71.4 4 28.6 0 0.0
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 11 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 13 92.9 1 7.1 0 0.0
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust 14 82.4 0 0.0 3 17.6
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust 12 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 12 80.0 0 0.0 3 20.0
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 17 94.4 0 0.0 1 5.6
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 16 94.1 0 0.0 1 5.9
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 11 84.6 0 0.0 2 15.4
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 16 88.9 0 0.0 2 11.1
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 15 93.8 1 6.3 0 0.0
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 7 53.8 5 38.5 1 7.7
University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust 16 88.9 0 0.0 2 11.1
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust 12 85.7 0 0.0 2 14.3
University Hospitals Of North Midlands NHS Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust 9 69.2 0 0.0 4 30.8
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 16 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust 17 94.4 0 0.0 1 5.6
West London Mental Health NHS Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust 12 92.3 0 0.0 1 7.7
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 10 66.7 4 26.7 1 6.7
Weston Area Health NHS Trust 9 69.2 4 30.8 0 0.0
Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust 13 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 18 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust 14 93.3 0 0.0 1 6.7
Wye Valley NHS Trust 15 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 11 91.7 0 0.0 1 8.3
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 14 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust 15 93.8 0 0.0 1 6.3

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Summary

This data shows that:

  • as at 31 March 2018, 96 NHS trusts (41.6%) had no board members from the Other ethnic group (which combines all ethnic groups except White); however, in 12 of these 96 trusts, 20% or more board members did not declare their ethnicity so this result should be treated with caution
  • the remaining 135 boards (58.6%) had between one and 8 members from the Other ethnic group, and 29 trusts (12.6%) had 3 or more members from the Other ethnic group
  • the East London NHS Foundation Trust had 8 board members from the Other ethnic group, the highest number of any board
  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust had the highest percentage of board members from the Other ethnic group (50%)

4. Methodology

Data was collected in each NHS trust. Some trusts recorded board membership in the NHS’s main HR and payroll system and others used internal databases. All trusts had to enter their data into the Strategic Data Collection System online collection system, which allows trusts to share their data with NHS England.

The data comes from all 231 NHS trusts.

Calculations of percentages includes members whose ethnicity was not known.

Rounding

Percentages are given to the nearest whole number.

Quality and methodology information

5. Data sources

Source

Type of data

Administrative data

Type of statistic

Official statistics

Publisher

NHS England

Publication frequency

Yearly

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.

6. Download the data

NHS trust board membership - Spreadsheet (csv) 105 KB

This file contains the following: ethnicity, NHS trust board, NHS trust code, NHS trust type, grouped region, headcount, value