Policy and guidance

Policy and guidance
Keep up to date with recent policy changes, best practice and access key resources to help you and your organisation with diversity and inclusion issues including the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), dress codes and discrimination, the National Information Standard for sexual orientation monitoring and religious diversity within the workplace.
Race

Workforce Race Equality Standard

Find out more about the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and how NHS organisations can address race equality issues.

Disability

Disability

Access practical resources to help you implement the Workforce Disability Equality Standard. Read guidance on how to recruit people with learning difficulties and be an effective Disability Confident employer.

gender equality

Gender equality in the NHS

Access key information on how to improve gender inequality in the NHS, including gender pay and equal pay, sexual harrassment, flexible working, health and wellbeing, women in leadership, pregnancy and maternity.

Age

Age

Download the Age in the NHS infographic, learn about the NHS Working Longer Group and access examples of good practice and research on age diversity.

Religion

Religion and belief

Access advice, guidance and resources to help manage religious diversity within the workplace.

LGBT

Sexual orientation

Learn more about LGBT equality in the NHS with tools, resources and shared learning.

EDS2

The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS)

Find out more information and access resources to support the implementation of the Equality Delivery System (EDS2).

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