Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2

Dog Name: FloAge: 5What is their favourite thing to do? Snuggles on the sofaWhat do they want for Christmas? Favourite treats- Bacon and Cheese twists.                                                                                                                          Cat: Name:  Winston - Unfortunately he won’t allow us to dress him up, so here he is halfway up the Christmas tree instead.Age: He is 3 years oldWhat is their … Continue reading Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2

What does equality, diversity and inclusion mean to me?

Kenny Naughton Last week we celebrated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week. Kenny Naughton, Deputy Care Group Manager for Medicine, shares his thoughts on the reasons equality, diversity and inclusion is important to him and what he does in his role to support EDI. As a senior manager working in a large and diverse workplace … Continue reading What does equality, diversity and inclusion mean to me?

Swallowing Awareness Day 2022: A Day in the Life of a Speech & Language Therapist (SLT)

My SLT Day: Head & Neck Cancer (Chloe Jarvis) Thursdays are particularly busy days for the head & neck cancer team! We look after all patients with head and neck cancer, which includes areas like the tongue, tonsils, and voice box. Head and neck cancer can affect people’s ability to speak, eat and drink, which … Continue reading Swallowing Awareness Day 2022: A Day in the Life of a Speech & Language Therapist (SLT)

International Women’s Day 2022 #breakthebias

Lucy Scott, Technical Specialist Engineer, has shared a blog about her experiences: "I had a slightly unconventional path into tech, although I was always interested in computers and tinkering with hardware ever since the days of sorting out my parents' video recorder and stereo. I did languages for A Level and an undergraduate degree in … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2022 #breakthebias

Carers need caring for too … a focus on wellbeing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … when we choose a theme for our annual advent calendar. We’ve run a calendar every year since 2013 and in the past, after taking soundings from colleagues, we’ve created calendars with themes including #WhyILovetheNHS, our longest-serving staff members to link in with NHS70, celebrating award winners … Continue reading Carers need caring for too … a focus on wellbeing

“This is a moment to pause for everyone to reflect on the racial injustices that are, unfortunately, yet to be overcome”

Shadna Lallchand, one of our Emergency Nurse Practitioner’s, continues the Black History Month (BHM) blogs by penning her take on why BHM is important, but that the reflections during this period should extend into every day practice. I am very supportive of Black History Month and its principles, however I believe this should be an … Continue reading “This is a moment to pause for everyone to reflect on the racial injustices that are, unfortunately, yet to be overcome”

What Black History Month means to me – Kyeiyanne James

Throughout the month of October the Trust has been marking Black History Month by unveiling members of staff who have been nominated by colleagues for championing BAME causes. To end October, there will be a series of short blogs from our BAME colleagues to explain what Black History Month means to them. Kyeiyanne James is … Continue reading What Black History Month means to me – Kyeiyanne James

What Black History Month means to me – Ibreez Ajaz

Throughout the month of October the Trust has been marking Black History Month by unveiling members of staff who have been nominated by colleagues for championing BAME causes. To end October, there will be a series of short blogs from our BAME colleagues to explain what Black History Month means to them. The first comes … Continue reading What Black History Month means to me – Ibreez Ajaz