Are you a colleague from a diverse background who would be willing to tell their story in a powerful and unique way, so that we can learn from your experience and work across the region to improve it?
NHS England and NHS Improvement South West is working with Patient Voices to make some digital stories to help us better understand your experience of working for the NHS in the South West and why you enjoy living and working here. The power of individual stories in raising awareness and engagement with diverse groups and helping organisations and integrated care systems (ICSs) understand and improve staff experience is an integral part of our vision for our colleagues in the South West, where we don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our patients and our community. We want to see a workplace where all our colleagues are pro-equity and our colleagues can bring their whole selves to work.
If you have a story to tell about challenges you have faced and, perhaps, overcome, as a member of staff, please consider sharing your experience so that others can learn important lessons. We are looking for 8 colleagues from diverse backgrounds who would be willing to tell their story in this powerful and unique way, so that we can learn from your experience and work across the region to improve it.
Working with the award-winning Patient Voices Programme, you will attend six, two-hour workshop sessions developing and refining a script, recording a voiceover, selecting images and editing your own short video. Once complete, your story will be available via the Patient Voices website www.patientvoices.org.uk/stories/htm
The workshops will take place during the autumn, with the first session during the week commencing 10 October, You will need to have a laptop with Zoom capability, including video and audio functions.
If you’d like to see examples of other digital stories created by NHS staff, please go to www.patientvoices.org.uk/dnaoc.htm; if you’d like to see how we anticipate using your stories, please look at the Facilitators’ packs created from similar stories which have been made in the past. Each pack contains a link to stories relevant for that theme.
If you are interested in making your own digital story, please send an expression of interest to email@example.com
If you’d like to find out more about the workshop, please contact Pip Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Sumner at email@example.com
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