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Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)

The NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) is an NHS wide standard which enables NHS organisations to compare the workplace and career experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff.

NHS organisations use the metrics data to develop and publish an action plan. Year-on-year comparison enables us to show progress against the indicators of disability equality. We publish a progress report with an action plan every year. Our latest report is available below: