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Experience of disabled staff working in the NHS

In April 2014 NHS Employers came together with Disabilities Rights UK to look at the issue of workplace experience and staff with disabilities.

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Employing people in the NHS with learning disabilities

Help and guidance and useful resources to support NHS organisations with employing people with learning disabilities.

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Workforce Disability Equality Standard

The Workforce Disability Equality Standard will be introduced for all NHS trusts from April 2018.

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Wearing face veils in the workplace

The latest guidance on wearing full face veils, such as the burqa and the niqab, by Muslim women.

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Dress codes and discrimination

The following advice on dress codes was drafted by NHS Employers in partnership with Beachcroft Wansborough solicitors.

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Briefings and guidance

This page includes details of the written Briefings and guidance documents produced by the NHS Employers' equality and diversity team.

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Shared parental leave and flexible working

Comment, opinion and information around shared parental leave and flexible working.

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The NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2)

The NHS Employers organisation is helping to develop and roll out the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) across the health and social care sector.

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The Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 became law in October 2010. This section of our website includes background information on the Act, Frequently Asked Questions, as well as details of information and guidance available.

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Workforce Race Equality Standard

From 1 April 2015 all NHS organisations will be required to demonstrate how they are addressing race equality issues in a range of staffing areas. The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) will help organisations to achieve this.

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NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2016 Report

NHS England has published the 2016 Workforce Race Equality Standard report setting out progress on race equality standards for all NHS trusts in England.

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National calendar of health and care award events

Introducing our new national calendar of health and care award events to help you choose the right award for your organisation.

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