We recognise the people who work for us are our greatest asset and when they feel supported and happy in work this positivity reaches those very people we are here for – patients.
We are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation and ensuring that we harness the talents of all our staff fully.
One of the ways we support staff is through the development of specific staff networks that contribute to addressing and solving problems for all under-represented and disadvantaged groups and individuals within our organisation.
We have three staff networks:
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+
We believe our staff networks offer a place for staff to come together, share experiences and facilitate learning and development.
Networks assist in the shaping and delivery of organisational strategy and policy, working with us to improve staff experience on specific issues relating to each network.
Find our more about our staff networks below:
BAME Staff Network
A forum for staff to:
- support each other
- share experiences
- develop new skills
- make friends
- improve staff experience
- seek advice
- ensure equality and inclusion
A forum for staff to:
- the Trust’s diversity agenda
- equality of access
- development of Trust Policy
- welcomes new members
- is open to any staff member who has an interest in supporting equality for BAME Staff
- meets on a bi-monthly basis, with the aim of supporting members of staff within the work environment and promoting an awareness of equality and inclusion across the Trust
- contributes to the development of unconscious bias training to raise awareness and ensure any bias, including ethnicity is taken out of decisions around recruitment, selection and promotion
- provides help and advice for managers – managers and staff area able to contact the Staff Network email address for advice and support
- runs a network which is very sociable and enjoy arranging activities outside of working hours
How to join
If you are interested in becoming a member of the staff network, please forward your details to nuth.BAMEstaffnetwork@nhs.net
Together we can make a difference
Disability Staff Network
Not all disability can be seen – here we name a few
- Mental Health
- Learning Disability
Meets on a bi-monthly basis, with the aim of supporting members of staff in their working lives and promoting awareness of equality and inclusion within the Trust.
The group has been working hard to:
- improve accessibility of information
- support managers and staff improve the working environment
- improve access to work for disabled staff and prospective applicants
We are working hard to raise awareness of ‘invisible disabilities’. Not all impairments are readily evident to the onlooker, yet individuals may suffer from conditions which cause debilitating symptoms which cause debilitating symptoms which are not immediately apparent.
The Network welcomes new members with membership open to any staff member who has an interest in supporting equality for disabled staff.
Do not suffer in silence – this is your voice
If you are interested in becoming a member of the staff network, please forward your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT Staff Network