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Volunteers Week 2023: The Pride in Volunteering

Volunteers’ week is back, 1-7 June and we want to shine a spotlight on all of the fantastic ways we can make a difference in our communities. You could arrange a beach clean-up, make a blood donation or become a befriender.

There are so many ways you can make your mark with your time, skillset and/or resources, just like Jason:

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: How we make our services accessible to everyone

At the NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) we design, develop, and test every one of our services to ensure we have built them to be accessed and used by everyone.

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Chris Lockie, Professional Lead for Testing tells us why we pride ourselves on changing the ‘norm’, so we have services that focus on digital access and inclusion - putting our users at the centre of everything we do.

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International Nurses Day: Reflecting on 75 Years

Every year on 12 May, we celebrate International Nurses Day - a day dedicated to honouring the invaluable contributions of nurses to healthcare systems around the world.

This year, staff across the NHS have the perfect opportunity to celebrate 75 years of innovation and high-quality patient care that nurses and other healthcare professions, have brought to our NHS and beyond.

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parkrun to the Long Run - Celebrating 75 Years of the NHS

As part of National Walking Month and ‘Move it May’, we asked Lisa Stephenson, Digital and Social Media Assistant to talk to us about her experience of parkrun and its benefits.

parkrun is a free 5-kilometre running event started in 2004 and is facilitated entirely by volunteers. With people of all abilities joining in, it has grown to see almost 3 million finishers having taken part. The community itself means such a lot to people, and with no time limit and a guarantee that no one finishes last, there is a lot to like.

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National Walking Month: My 1000 Miles Walking Challenge

May is National Walking Month and for many an opportunity to take part in ‘Move it May’.

This year a range of communities are choosing to mark the NHS’s 75th birthday by coming together to take part in the NHS 1000 mile challenge.

We asked Jane Stringer, Service Delivery Manager here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to share her experience of having taken part in a previous challenge.

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My Stress Signature: Stress Awareness Month 2023

There can often be some stigma around talking about stress. The purpose of Stress Awareness Month is to have open conversations and to recognise the healthy habits which work for you.

We asked Steven Wall, part of our Customer Resolution Team here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to share some of the ways he deals with the stresses of daily life.

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Stress Awareness Month 2023: My Stress Signature

Stress Awareness Month is held every April and is the ideal time to open up and have conversations about the everyday causes of stress.

Stress is one of the most common causes of work-related absence in the UK, so it’s important to talk about some positive ways to deal with its effects.

We asked Melanie Maughan, Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), to talk to us about how she recognises when her own stress levels are high and how she tackles that.

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Standing up against racial discrimination: Opening dialogue on cross-cultural understanding

Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960.  

In the present day, it’s an opportunity for us all to work towards a future of equality and to inspire inclusion efforts towards eradicating discrimination in the workplace.  

We caught up with Alastair, Optimisation Implementation Advisor at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), ahead of him co-hosting a ‘Stand Up Against Racial Discrimination’ event tomorrow, organised by our BAME network.

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Data Entry to Data Science

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, which this year asks us to #EmbraceEquity, Kirsty Gray, Senior Statistical Officer here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), reflects on her career journey and talks about development opportunities in a sector where women have historically been in a minority.

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International Women’s Day – Equality vs Equity

This International Women’s Day 2023 we asked Dr Alison Metcalfe, Head of Professional and Clinical Services here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), to reflect on her career journey and what equity can do for women in the workplace.

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LGBT+ History Month: Why we reflect and celebrate

This year the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has teamed up with Pride FM to spread awareness of LGBT+ History Month and how we’re welcoming and celebrating LGBTQ+ people into our organisation.

In his accompanying blog, Tony Caddies-Green, Head of Business Intelligence, reflects on his experience as a gay teenager growing up in the 80s and why LGBT+ History Month is still so important today.

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Children's Mental Health Week - Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

This week marks Children’s Mental Health week, a week dedicated to raising the awareness of children and young people’s mental health and the importance of talking about their mental health and wellbeing, and the support available to them.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has a team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) that have undertaken training accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, and are equipped to support colleagues across the organisation and their mental health.