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Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)

 The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) was launched in 2019.  The WDES is included in the NHS standard contract for all providers of NHS services to complete hence Care Plus Group’s requirement to now complete this on an annual basis.

The main purpose of the WDES is:

  • to help local and national NHS organisations and other organisations providing NHS Services to review their data against the ten WDES indicators,
  • to produce action plans to close the gaps in workplace experience between Disabled and Non-Disabled staff,
  • to improve the experience of disabled staff working in, and seeking employment, in the NHS
  • to improve WDES representation at the Board level of the organisation.


Our obligations under the WDES

To support the implementation of the WDES the following should be undertaken:

  • Collect data on the workforce
  • Carry out data analyses
  • Produce an annual report and action plan
  • Publish the annual report and action plan


To view Care Plus Group’s Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Report please click here

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