Understanding and supporting staff with a hidden disability

When: 02 / 6 / 2021 2pm - 02 / 6 / 2021 3pm

When: 02 / 6 / 2021 2pm - 02 / 6 / 2021 3pm
Where: Virtual event
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Not all disabilities are visible - some are not obvious and can make everyday life demanding for so many people. 

In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability, 80 per cent of which have a hidden disability.

Watch this short video to learn more about hidden disabilities.

Join our webinar

This session will provide a thought-provoking discussion on hidden disabilities and what further steps can be taken to make the NHS workplace more inclusive for people with hidden disabilities. 

Our panel of speakers includes a range of disability experts and also those with first-hand experience of living with a hidden disability and working in the NHS.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a hidden disability or an interest in hidden disabilities. 

Who will be speaking?

  • Paul Deemer - Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers (Co-chair)
  • Emma Mendes da Costa - Inclusion Project Lead & Disability Network Chair, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (Co-chair)
  • Martin O' Kane - Strategic Lead for Employment, RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) 
  • Anne Cockayne - Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Business School 
  • Nicola Green - Capsticks
  • Debra Hall - Voluntary Services Manager, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Michelle Healy - Data Integrity Officer, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

How to register

Register via the GoToWebinar platform and follow the instructions. After completing your registration you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.  If you wish to test your system requirements, please visit GoToWebinar's test page.


Live captions will be available during the webinar and a recording of the session will be made available on this website shortly after the event. If you have any accessibility concerns please email diversityandinclusion@nhsemployers.org.

02 / 6 / 2021 2pm - 02 / 6 / 2021 3pm
Where: Virtual event
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