Celebrating diversity October 2015


28 / 9 / 2015 1.13pm

October marks an annual series of activities across the NHS, including the celebration of the contribution that black people have made to the NHS and society in general. There will also be a focus on the elderly and people living with dyslexia, mental health and awareness around stammering.

A full breakdown of events: 

Chief Nursing Officer's Black Minority and Ethnic Advisory Group Conference Booking Form 2015

NHS England & Chief Nursing Officer’s Black and Minority Ethnic Advisory Group will be hosting the seventh annual conference on Friday 16 October 2015. 

The theme of the event is valuing diversity – embracing change. Book your place here. 

Royal College of Nursing’s annual Black History Month 2015 event

The Royal College of Nursing will be hosting an event to celebrate the contribution of black staff. The event will take place on Tuesday 27 October 2015 from 5.30pm – 7:30pm. For more details contact wendy.irwin@rcn.org.uk

Mary Seacole Awards Ceremony 22 October 2015

Midwives, health visitors and nurses will be recognised for their contribution to black and ethnic minority (BME) communities in an awards ceremony. In addition the winners of the Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards 2015 will also be announced. The awards provide winners with the opportunity to undertake a year-long project to benefit the health needs of people from BME communities. For more details of the Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards

Older People Day – 1 October 2015

Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have signed up to a series of activities to promote resources developed to support older people. To sign up visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website

Dyslexia Awareness Week 5-11 Oct 2015

National Disability Week highlights the importance of the awareness of Dyslexia in the workplace and generally in society. The British Dyslexia Association will be highlighting key resources they have developed. 

International Stammering Awareness Day 22 October
 International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) is on 22 October every year. Stammering associations, individuals and groups around the world organise events to mark the day and to raise awareness of stuttering. 

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