Next day briefing: 2023 Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) report

On 18 March 2024, NHS England (NHSE) published the annual Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) data report. This year’s report does not, unfortunately, include the same level of intersectional analysis as the 2022 report, which was highly beneficial to trusts working toward the implementation of the intersectional high impact actions outlined in NHSE’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) improvement plan. NHSE recently published the results of the NHS Staff Survey 2023 but the 2023 results have not been included in this most recent WDES report. Where possible, we have included 2023 staff survey data in this briefing, which outlines the report’s key findings and NHS Providers’ view.