Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) launched in 2019 and is comprised of 10 workforce indicators that are based on findings from the national staff survey as well as workforce data. 

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) was launched in 2019 and aims to highlight and reduce any difference of treatment or experience between disabled and non-disabled staff working in the NHS. The WDES is comprised of 10 workforce indicators and the data for these comes from national staff survey findings as well as from local workforce data. 

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust welcomes the introduction of the WDES as an opportunity to assess our disability equality performance and to ensure that any gaps in treatment or experience between disabled and non-disabled staff are reduced. The Trust will work closely with the Network for Staff with Disabilities and Health Conditions to address any areas of concern and also to identify and share areas of good employment practice.

The Technical Guidance provided by the national WDES Team has been followed to ensure that our information meets the requirements and can be used comparatively.

To view the 2019 Workforce Disability Equality Standard findings please click on the link here or below.