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

Supporting doctors with their practice

A doctor’s faith and values can be a great personal support to them throughout their life and career. But there may be times when their beliefs impact the way they practise. 

Our new webpage brings together key aspects of our guidance on personal beliefs. It contains resources and good practice examples for medical schools, employers and training organisations, to help them better support their colleagues and students. And it will help doctors to practise in line with their faith and values, while ensuring their patients receive the care they need.

Developing this new resource is part of our ongoing work to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in medicine, for the benefit of both doctors and patients.

https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/standards-guidance-and-curricula/guidance/religious-and-personal-beliefs

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National NHS Race Equality Strategy Consultation

National NHS Race Equality Strategy Consultation


The National NHS Race Equality Strategy will be published in October 2021.
This five-year strategy aims to establish a standard across operations to advance race equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations. We are now consulting, engaging and gathering views.

All NHS workers (regardless of race/profession and including bank & agency workers) have the opportunity to contribute to this work. To begin, we are asking for feedback using a very brief online form. https://forms.office.com/r/gF0BicjRHa

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team

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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?

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 england.swedi@nhs.net

If you’d like to find out more about the workshop, please contact Pip Hardy at pip@pilgrimprojects.co.uk or Tony Sumner at tony@pilgrimprojects.co.uk

 

 

 

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Calling all parents living or working in Devon. We need your help!

 

Calling all parents living or working in Devon. We need your help!

Whether you use childcare or not, your voice counts. The answers you give in this short survey will help the early years and childcare team in Devon County Council to plan and make sure that there is enough childcare for you to work or train. We ran this survey in January and are asking you to complete it again as we know childcare needs change. This survey will run from 19 July to 13 August 2021.

You can access the survey here.

Please help us to reach as many parents as possible by sharing it on social media and by downloading and displaying this poster

 

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