The Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) came into force on 1st April 2019. It is mandated through the NHS Standard Contract and is restricted to NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts for the first two years of implementation. The set ten measures enable NHS organisations to compare the experiences of Disabled and non-disabled staff, which they will then use to implement action plans. Reporting the WDES Metrics will follow the same timetable as the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).