WORKFORCE: The proportion of applicants for jobs at Royal Free London Foundation Trust from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who end up being appointed is 11 percentage points lower than that for white applicants.

Internal analysis of workforce statistics over an 11 week period across July-September last year showed that 147 of 582 BME applicants shortlisted (25.26 per cent) were later given a job, compared to 184 out of 508 white applicants (36.22 per cent).

The analysis also showed that white applicants were more likely to get jobs than BME applicants: 14.8 per cent compared to 10.35 per cent.

The papers said: “This is an area that requires further analysis.”