07 / 06 / 2019
The WDES presentation provides detailed information on the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard. Use this resource to brief and engage with your board and staff. The presentation explains the background, why it was created, guidance on implementation, details of the metrics and reporting timescales. It can be tailored to suit your audience.
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 applies 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 quick guide to implementation
WDES online FAQs
WDES technical guidance
Understanding the WDES metrics