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

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

International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, it’s important that we #ChooseToChallenge hetero- and cis-normative ideas of womanhood. For this reason we’ll be celebrating the incredible achievements of two LGBT+ women in history, who have accomplished great things, and made their marks on the Gender Equality movement. Of course the women’s rights movement should always be intersectional, so … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and their allies. This year, it is specifically a day to challenge. To challenge behaviours. To challenge perceptions and stereotypes, and to challenge ourselves. This is my story, by Camilla Redding Camilla Redding, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Network I’ve never been an overly confident person, … Continue reading IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge