Disability Summit

When: 18 / 5 / 2018 9.30am - 18 / 5 / 2018 4pm

When: 18 / 5 / 2018 9.30am - 18 / 5 / 2018 4pm
Where: The Tower Hotel
Address: St Katharine's Way
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On the 18 May 2018 we will be hosting our third Disability Summit which will be the finale of our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2018.

The summit will bring together policy and decision makers, researchers, practitioners, activists and disabled staff from across the health and social care sector, creating a space to hear the voices of people with disabilities and their experiences of working in the health and social care sector.

We are holding the event in partnership with Barts Health, along with support from Vercida Consulting and the Asian Fire Service Association.




Registration and networking


Eli Anderson, Director of StoryAID and host


Anything is possible, a journey towards inclusion 


Looking beyond the labels
Dan Robertson, Director, Vercida Consulting


Refreshments and networking


Searching for the young soul rebels
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Project Search Team


A dozen brilliant reasons to employ disabled people 
Jane Hatton, Author and Director of Evenbreak


Lunch and networking


Story Circle 
Eli Anderson, Director of StoryAID


Disability is an asset
Christine Rivers, NHS England
Debbie Alder, HR Director General, Department of Work and Pensions


How the NHS helped me find my feet
Clare Lomas MBE, former event rider and author


Closing remarks
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

Download a printable version of the programme and speaker biographies

Why attend?

  • Receive the latest information on the development of the workforce disability equality standard and associated national policy initiatives – such as Disability Confident and the NHS learning disabilities employment programme.
  • Share and learn about best practice in the field of employing people with disabilities.
  • Celebrate the achievements of those who have overcome barriers.
  • Be part of an engaging and inspiring event with lots of opportunities to make useful connections.

Who should attend?

This event is primarily aimed at chairs and leads of disabled staff networks, disabled staff, those with responsibility and interest in advancing workplace disability equality and equality leads. We also welcome attendance from workforce leaders such as HR directors/managers, nursing directors and operational managers.


The ticket price is £149 (plus VAT) 

Book your place

Unfortunately we have had some technical issues with our booking system, if you haven’t yet received a confirmation email or if you experience issues during the booking process please drop an email to eventbookings@nhsconfed.org.

Exhibition opportunities

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Disability Summit please email diversityandinclusion@nhsemployers.org for further information.

Help promote this event with colleagues

Share our event flyer and this event page within your organisation. 


Diversity and Inclusion

18 / 5 / 2018 9.30am - 18 / 5 / 2018 4pm
Where: The Tower Hotel
St Katharine's Way
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