Supporting disability in the workplace

Find out more about the work NHS Employers is doing to support employers and create workplaces where people feel confident to disclose their disability.

In this section you can access practical resources to help you implement the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard – which is designed to measure the extent to which the experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff differ. You can also read guidance on how to recruit people with learning difficulties and be an effective Disability Confident employer.
NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard

NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) will enable NHS organisations to compare the experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff.

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The Disability Confident standard 

Information and useful resources to help organisations achieve the new Disability Confident standard.

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Employing people in the NHS with learning disabilities

Help and guidance and useful resources to support NHS organisations with employing people with learning disabilities.

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