Best practice – external resources

As part of our Equality Action Plan we've collated various resources that illustrate best practice in addressing inequalities in mental health. Below you'll find the best reports and resources from other organisations.

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The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) programme was established in 2015. It requires organisations employing the 1.3 million-strong NHS workforce to report against nine indicators of race equality and supports continuous improvement through robust action planning to tackle the root causes of discrimination.

Since its introduction in 2015, the WRES programme has been providing direction and tailored support to the NHS, intended to enable organisations to continuously improve performance in this area. The 2020 WRES report covers all nine indicators and 11 indicators are included in the version updated in July 2021.

The Commission carries out research and investigates equality and human rights across Great Britain, they also conduct major research projects into pressing issues of social inequality and areas in which our human rights are under threat.

The 23 Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties are all part of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which brings together the views of individual specialties to collectively influence and shape healthcare across the four nations of the UK.

Below you will find links to relevant resources released by our fellow organisations.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Equality and Diversity

Royal College of General Practitioners

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Equality and Diversity Committee

Race Equality Taskforce

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Group

Royal College of Physicians

RCP equality and diversity review

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


Royal College of Radiologists

Equality and diversity policy

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health

FRSH Position Statement on Equality and Diversity

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal College of Surgeons of England will put diversity at the heart of its strategy

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Equality, diversity and inclusion at RCSI