NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) factsheet

10 / 07 / 2020

The WDES factsheet provides essential information on the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard, this can be used as part of your communications activities within your organisation to help raise awareness of what it is, why it has been created and reporting timescales.

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 and is a key step for NHS organisations to improve equality for the NHS workforce.

Additional WDES resources include:

WDES metrics
WDES quick guide to implementation
WDES online FAQs
WDES technical guidance
Managing reasonable adjustments in the workplace
An inclusive approach to disability leave
A guide to improving staff disability data



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