WDES webinars and reporting deadline

NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The reporting deadline for NHS trusts and foundation trusts to submit their Workforce Disability Equality Standards (WDES) data is 1 August 2019.

The deadline applies to the submission of the online reporting form and pre-populated spreadsheet supplied by NHS England. Organisations are also required to publish their WDES metrics and action plan on their website.

Note: The action plan and metrics can be ratified by the next available board meeting after 1 August, provided these are published no later than 30 September 2019. This deadline does not apply to the submission of the WDES spreadsheet and online reporting form, which must be completed and submitted by 1 August 2019.

Suite of WDES webinars

If you missed any of the share and learn webinars to help organisations implement the WDES, you can access all four of them here: 


The WDES came into force on 1 April 2019 and is a set of specific measures (metrics) that will enable NHS organisations to compare the experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff. 

Find out more about the WDES and access a range of resources to support you with implementation.

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