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15 / 09 / 2020
Following the introduction of the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), it is perhaps more important than ever that the NHS is inclusive and welcomes disabled people. A positive and proactive approach by employers towards disability and working flexibly is key to creating an inclusive and open culture.
NHS Staff Survey data highlights that disabled staff feel more pressured, compared to non-disabled colleagues, to be at work even when they do not feel well (known as presenteeism).
Our briefing an inclusive approach to disability leave will help you understand:
Additional WDES resources include:
WDES quick guide to implementation
WDES online FAQs
WDES technical guidance
Managing reasonable adjustments in the workplace
A guide to improving staff disability data
A guide to writing your trust's WDES annual report and action plan
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