Posted on: 8 April 2020

CNWL has been commended for good practice in the inaugural NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Annual Report. The WDES was launched in April 2019 and consists of ten metrics that are used to help improve the experience of staff with a disability or mental health condition.

The NHS England annual report highlights action plans that are considered good quality and are clearly working to the metrics outlined by the standards.

The report noted that CNWL has been

  • Reviewing recruitment practices, exploring apprenticeships, and understanding best practice for recruitment of people with mental health conditions
  • Conducting a staff consultation to find out if specific training is required to support career development of Disabled staff, reviewing how many Disabled staff have had appraisals. 
  • Creating a virtual hub that contains a range of informative disability or mental health guides and resources for staff and managers to use and share.

To read the full report, visit the NHS England website. CNWL are mentioned on page 57.

Trustwide action plan for 2019/2020. Download the plan (PDF).