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?

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

“This will remain one of the greatest experiences of my career for the rest of my life”

Specialist Occupational Therapist, Judi Armstrong Working at Derriford Vaccination Hub during the global pandemic has been an honour. The team at Derriford hub have been amazing to work with. We have supported each other to enable skilled client focused treatment in a non-invasive environment. Everyone has been incredibly committed to the service provided. Every day … Continue reading “This will remain one of the greatest experiences of my career for the rest of my life”

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