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

10 / 07 / 2020

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, prepare, review and act.

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 factsheet
WDES metrics
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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