Blogs from experts on the latest workforce thinking.

Speaking openly about mental health in the workplace

13 / 5 / 2021 7.30am

Dr Christine Rivers, lead for the Workforce Disability Equality Standard at NHS England and NHS Improvement, shares her thoughts on the importance of having open conversations with staff around disability and mental health.

Author: Chris Rivers

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My staff network journey

12 / 5 / 2021 7am

In this blog, Michelle Healy a data integrity officer from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, reflects on the importance of staff networks and the support they provide.

Author: Michelle Healy

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Finding my voice to drive change

11 / 5 / 2021 7am

In this blog, Stuart Moore shares his lived experiences of a hidden disability and how that has driven his commitment to furthering workplace disability equality and inclusion.

Author: Stuart Moore

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Improving deaf awareness in the workplace

28 / 4 / 2021 11.33am

In this blog, Sam Penney shares some of the challenges she has faced during the pandemic and encourages everyone to be more deaf aware.

Author: Sam Penney

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Negotiating new contracts for doctors through a pandemic

21 / 4 / 2021 3pm

In this blog, Kathy McLean describes her experience as management side chair for the SAS contract negotiations, which continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Kathy McLean

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Empowering disabled staff through flexible working

14 / 4 / 2021 11.02am

In this blog, Erk Gunce shares his experiences of working from home with a disability during the pandemic, how he has benefited from flexible working arrangements and a supportive team.

Author: Erk Gunce

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Encouraging NHS professionals to use social media

01 / 4 / 2021 2.30pm

Dr Bob Phillips, consultant paediatric oncologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, shares his experience of using social media as a member of staff in the NHS

Author: Dr Bob Phillips

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Joining the NHS from the Armed Forces

01 / 4 / 2021 10.48am

Find out how veteran Ray's military background helped him to enter into employment as assistant director of people and organisation development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Step into Health

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Shielding, home working and new ways of working

26 / 3 / 2021 2.20pm

Dawn Matthews from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust shares her experience of shielding and working from home during the pandemic.

Author: Diversity and inclusion

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Hearing our staff voice against the background noise

NHS Employers

23 / 3 / 2021 11.55am

John Drew, director of staff experience and engagement at NHS England and NHS Improvement, has written a blog on the 2020 NHS Staff Survey results.

Author: John Drew

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