Staff networks: What's new? — articles for May 2021

BAME - Buddy System: Collaboration with UHP International Recruitment

The International Recruitment Team and BAME Staff Network are working together to support our new international colleagues in their transition to the UK.

 

Despite the challenges over the last year, we, as a Trust, are still actively recruiting Nurses, AHPs, Medical staff and more internationally.
As #1BigTeam we would like to help our international colleagues integrate by providing support through a buddy system, whereby our new colleagues can contact you with any questions regarding work or life here in Plymouth (maybe even how to make a British cup of tea).

As a Trust our workforce is made up of 95 nationalities and we encourage anyone from any background to get involved with this project; whether you have lived experience of moving to the UK or just willingness to support new colleagues transition.

 

Below are also some dates/times for colleagues to come to Mount Gould to attend a meet and greet with our next cohort of IR nurses who are flying directly from the UAE as they have been working/living there at the moment and include nationalities from The Phillippines, India and also Nigeria.

        15th June – 15:00

·       16th June – 14:30

 

If interested, please contact us at plh-tr.internationalnurserec@nhs.net  or BAME at plh-tr.bamestaffnetwork@nhs.net

 

 

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Webinar: Understanding and supporting staff with a hidden disability

Webinar: Understanding and supporting staff with a hidden disability

 

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.

 

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.
 

Accessibility

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.

 

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Storytelling, how story serves the leader workshop

Due to high demand, the NHS Leadership Academy have announced recently that three cohorts of our Storytelling, how story serves the leader workshop are due to launch.

These workshop are specifically for under-represented groups with leadership experience or aspirations.

 

Due to their long history in human culture of 100,000 years, stories are designed to stick in the memory far longer than facts. They create legacy, long after you, the speaker, are gone.

 

Storytelling is innate to every human culture. While almost every person in every sector is expected to speak about their work, almost no one is trained in effective and impactful speaking skills.

 

In ‘How Story Serves the Leader’, professional Storyteller Peter Chand will explore how you make a meaningful story out of a life experience that can be used in a leadership setting following our belief that stories are potent vehicles for influence, in transmitting knowledge and in generating culture and change.

 

The stories of your experiences and other stories that you’ve heard can be used to encourage, teach and guide your teams. This workshop focuses on how to find, mine and craft your life experiences into meaningful stories that reflect your beliefs and your insights as a leader. Upon completion of the workshop you’ll also have access to a coach who can support you in contextualising newly developed skills and explore the practical implications in your leadership role.

 

Dates

 

There are a limited number of places available, each cohort has a maximum of 9 places. Attendees will need to attend both dates of their selected cohort.

 

If we receive a high level of interest for this workshop, we will explore the introduction of new dates this financial year.

 

 

 

Target audience

 

We wish for our learning opportunities to reflect the diversity of our workforce. We are therefore taking positive action and invite registrations from colleagues who are under-represented in our programmes, including: transgender colleagues, colleagues under the age of 25 and above the age of 55, ethnic minorities (including non-British colleagues) and colleagues currently on parental leave. The offer is open to all minority groups with leadership experience or aspirations, but the above communities have been emphasized as they are particularly under-represented in our programmes.

 

These cohorts are intended for under-represented communities. If you do not consider yourself to be part of an under-represented community, you are invited to express an interest in our alternative cohorts.

 

Facilitator

British Indian storyteller Peter Chand is one of Europe’s most renowned storytellers and is in constant demand for his colourful tales from the subcontinent. From

Southall to Singapore, Dublin to Delhi, Tyneside to Toronto, and many a place in between; he has enthralled audiences both near and far with his skilfully told tales. He has also helped countless budding Storytellers, Public Speakers, Tour Guides and Teachers to gain confidence in storytelling techniques through his storytelling training workshops.

 

Peter regularly visits his family in the Punjab, India and collects traditional stories,

and translates them into English. These stories keep the connection with his culture

very much alive as he shares them in schools, festivals, libraries, theatres, and

cultural events across Britain and further afield.

 

Peter has recently been honoured for his storytelling work by being chosen as one of

the 100 Masters in England, an award which celebrates creativity and excellence

within the many towns and cities which make up the Black Country region.

http://www.100masters.co.uk/projects/peter-chand/

 

How to register:

Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your place please follow the links above and fully complete the online registration form. Please note the two dates of the chosen workshop in your diary, joining instructions will be sent a week prior to the first workshop.

When partnering with development providers, a fee is paid for their services, and although this fee is not passed on to you, by applying you will be signing up to a place that somebody else could fill. If you need to cancel, please notify us by emailing leadership.SW@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk at your earliest convenience to ensure your place can be taken up by somebody on the waitlist.

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Chief Sustainability Officer’s clinical fellows scheme

Chief Sustainability Officer’s clinical fellows scheme has now launched. 

 

The Chief Sustainability Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme offers clinicians with a passion for sustainability a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills and positively impact the healthcare system's green agenda. Those appointed to the scheme will work by engaging directly with the most senior leaders in the NHS, helping to embed net zero carbon principles in the delivery of care across the healthcare system.

 

The inaugural cohort will work in an apprenticeship model, stepping out of clinical roles for 12 months to lead on key projects that will fundamentally change the way that care is designed, developed and delivered across the system. Clinical fellows will gain a strong understanding of sustainability principles, leadership and management skills, an understanding of how policy is developed and implemented, as well as communication and collaboration skills.

 

Fellows will work across NHS England and NHS Improvement directorates, and have the opportunity to meet regularly with senior members of the Greener NHS team, wider NHS policy teams, and stakeholders. 

 

Leadership development is supported through a comprehensive educational programme to enhance clinical fellows' leadership capabilities.

 

There’s significant enthusiasm for the new scheme and it should bring some much needed capacity and clinical leadership to the sustainability agenda.

The deadline for applications is 9am on 24th May.

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South West Leadership Academy storytelling programme.

South West Leadership Academy storytelling programme.

 

We are taking positive action and invite underrepresented colleagues including but not limited to: trans colleagues, colleagues under the age of 25 and above the age of 55, ethnic minorities (including non-British colleagues) and colleagues currently on parental leave.  The offer is open to all minority groups with leadership experience or aspirations, but the above communities have been emphasized as they are particularly under-represented in our programmes.

 

In ‘How Story Serves the Leader’, professional Storyteller Peter Chand will explore how you make a meaningful story out of a life experience that can be used in a leadership setting following our belief that stories are potent vehicles for influence, in transmitting knowledge and in generating culture and change.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with Erk Gunce (Erk.Gunce@england.nhs.uk) for further questions.

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