Women’s Network Armed Forces Panel Discussion

The Women’s Network supported Armed Forces Day by hosting a panel discussion with some of our amazing Armed Forces Women: Surg Cdr Jo Keogh OBE- Current CO of JHG (SW), Radiology Consultant in full time Leadership and Management role since 2013Flight Lieutenant Emily Cheshire a RAF ITU nurseFlight Sergeant Erica Flewin a RAF generalist nurse Here are some snippets, where you … Continue reading Women’s Network Armed Forces Panel Discussion

UHP Biomedical Scientists tell their stories for Biomedical Science Day 2021

Biomedical Science is absolutely vital to healthcare. Here members of our #1BigTeam tell their stories of being a Biomedical Scientist at UHP: BMS Band 5 Overnight Shift, by Harvey Ransom The lab never sleeps.  A weekday night begins at 10pm and finishes at 8am. During this time there is one Biomedical Scientist (me) in charge … Continue reading UHP Biomedical Scientists tell their stories for Biomedical Science Day 2021

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: when your family becomes the one in 3000

There are three things I didn’t expect to hear during my pregnancy. The first one was at the 12-week scan: “You are expecting twins!” The second and third ones were at the 20-week scan: “You are expecting identical twin girls! But twin two is suffering from a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)”. Never heard … Continue reading Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: when your family becomes the one in 3000

May17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia was initially established in 2004 in order to raise awareness of hate crimes against individuals for their gender or sexual identity. Choosing to hold this day on the 17th of May was an informed choice, to commemorate the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness in 1990. Though … Continue reading May17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Lesbian Visibility Week – 26-30th April 2021

Lesbian Visibility Week is so important to celebrate the diversity in our organisation and community and provides the opportunity to uplift LGBT+ women and non-binary people from all backgrounds. Charlie Le Brun Everybody in the LGBT+ community has a story unique to them, and part of why these stories are shared is to provide support … Continue reading Lesbian Visibility Week – 26-30th April 2021

I was a patient in ICU, so I knew I had to help during COVID-19

Paediatric Nurse Victoria Whittley had been a patient in intensive care. When she was given the opportunity to be redeployed to ICU during the second wave of Covid, she knew she wanted to do it. In 2015, she was 38 when a bad case of influenza turned to pneumonia and sepsis very quickly. “I’d always … Continue reading I was a patient in ICU, so I knew I had to help during COVID-19