Following the introduction of the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) earlier this year, we have published some new guidance on reasonable adjustments to help NHS organisations support disabled staff in the workplace.
Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers said: “Over 80 per cent of people actually acquire a disability whilst they are in employment. Organisations can take positive steps to improve the career and workplace experiences of disabled staff by making workplace adjustments."
"Most adjustments cost less than £100 and can enable staff with disabilities to carry out their day to day work activities to their best ability and can help them reach their full potential at work.”
Our new reasonable adjustments in the workplace web pages provide information on legal responsibilities for employers, links to examples of reasonable adjustments, policies and other useful resources to support good practice.
You can also access a suite of resources to assist with the implementation of the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard.