Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) is a set of specific measures that will enable all NHS commissioned services to compare the experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff. At MCH, we will then use this information to develop a local action plan, and to demonstrate progress against the indicators of disability equality.
The WDES is important, because research shows that a motivated, included and valued workforce helps to deliver high quality patient care, increased patient satisfaction and improved patient safety.
The implementation of the WDES will enable us to better understand the experiences of our disabled staff. It will support positive change for existing employees, and enable a more inclusive environment for disabled people working in the NHS. Like WRES,it will also allow us to identify good practice and compare performance regionally.
If you would like more information, please speak to Kim Reynolds on firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve created pledges for all of our services. Each pledge demonstrates best practice guidelines on providing an excellent patient experience that directly relates to our organisational values. Our pledges are based on the NICE guidance (CG 138) and quality standard on patient experience.
You can find all of the pledges on our website >