Development and career progression for ethnic minority and disabled groups

The Diversity Project examined the representation and experiences of staff from ethnic minority and disabled groups.

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) findings highlight that staff from disabled and BAME groups have fewer equal opportunities to develop and progress in their careers. 

Additionally, the WRES reports that the relative likelihood of white staff accessing non-mandatory training and continuous professional development (CPD) was 1.15 compared to BAME staff. 

Differences in achieving career progression between individuals may be expected. However, NHS Staff Survey and HR metrics show that a gulf exists for disabled and BAME staff groups for achieving equality at work. 

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