An inclusive approach to disability leave

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Take a look at our new briefing providing an explanation of the differences between disability leave and disability-related sickness absence.

Following the introduction of the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and the mandated requirements that trusts are now subject to, it is perhaps more important than ever that the NHS is inclusive and welcomes disabled people. In response, we have published a new briefing An inclusive approach to disability leave.

This briefing provides an explanation of the differences between disability leave and disability-related sickness absence. It highlights the benefits of having a disability leave policy and shares good practice examples from other NHS trusts, along with links to resources providing further support.

Our 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.

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