NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) quick guide to implementation

11 / 02 / 2019

The WDES quick guide includes key actions and considerations which can be adopted in  your local implementation plan. The guide is split into three steps, preparation, reporting and action planning.

The WDES is a set of specific measures (metrics) that will enable organisations to compare the employment experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff. It will apply to all NHS trusts and foundation trusts from April 2019 and is a key step for NHS organisations to improve equality for the NHS workforce.

Additional WDES resources include:

WDES factsheet 
WDES metrics 
WDES briefing presentation
WDES online FAQs

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