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 WDES highlights any differences between the treatment and experiences of Disabled and Not Disabled staff and the Trust will use this information to target particular actions to reduce the gaps in experience and treatment between Disabled and Not Disabled staff. 

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust welcomes the introduction of the WDES as an opportunity to assess disability equality performance and will work closely with the Network for Staff with Disabilities and Health Conditions to address any areas of concern and to identify 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.