Disability Passport Guidance

A disability passport is a document that details the reasonable adjustments a staff member with health or disability issues needs at work . Our guidance suggests a format and process for completing a disability passport, which hinges on open, supportive discussion between line manager and employee. 

If you have been recommended to obtain adjustments to help you at work, or if you are line manager to someone who needs adjustments, a disability passport could benefit you.

This guidance is in pilot stage. We know that the initiative has worked in the private sector, and that some NHS trusts are using it. We want to encourage wider use in the healthcare sector because we believe that it:

  • Helps individuals to have difficult conversations with their line managers
  • Forms a basis for future discussion – avoiding issues when managers change
  • Is a good record of what has happened if there are challenges later on

The guidance will be helpful to you as an individual employee or line manager. However when implemented across an organisation for all staff, greater benefit is seen.

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Page last updated - 02/12/2019