The Commission for Racial Equality is going to get tougher on NHS organisations that fail to meet race relations legislation, according to NHS chief executive David Nicholson.

He has written to trust chief executives to alert them that the CRE 'will be taking a more proactive stance in exercising their enforcement powers' against trusts it believes to be non-compliant with the publication of race equality schemes, race equality impact assessments and employment statistics.

Mr Nicholson says non-compliance is unacceptable and told the chief executives the 'matter is urgent and must be given your fullest attention'.

Click here to read the letter

The Commission for Racial Equality is going to get tougher on NHS organisations that fail to meet race relations legislation, according to NHS chief executive David Nicholson.

He has written to trust chief executives to alert them that the CRE 'will be taking a more proactive stance in exercising their enforcement powers' against trusts it believes to be non-compliant with the publication of race equality schemes, race equality impact assessments and employment statistics.

Mr Nicholson says non-compliance is unacceptable and told the chief executives the 'matter is urgent and must be given your fullest attention'.

Click here to read the letter