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Women's History Month: Investing Through Data

At the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) we recognise our people as our greatest strength.  

We seek to invest in them by offering training and development opportunities and continuously striving to be a great, inclusive place to work. As a publicly funded organisation, we must ensure value from the work we do. We do this by making data-driven decisions about where we focus our efforts and collecting feedback to ensure our initiatives have the desired impact.

This Women’s History Month, Ellen from our Data and Insight team has been looking at some of the ways we use data across the organisation to understand the women who work here and how we can #InvestInWomen. 

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2024

Our BAME Network are proud to be supporting the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today.

Kolawole, one of our Business Analysts, discusses the importance of highlighting the day, and how promoting diversity and equality is incredibly important to ensuring true inclusivity in our organisation.

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Women’s History Month 2024: Empowering through Reciprocal Mentoring

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, which encompasses International Women’s Day. This year's theme, 'Invest in women: Accelerate progress,' led us to delve into the insights of Allison Newell, Executive Director of Strategy, Performance, Business Development, and Growth, along with her Reciprocal Mentoring partner, Michelle.

The Reciprocal Mentoring for Inclusion programme is tailored to match colleagues with unique lived experiences with senior leaders, bringing an exchange of knowledge, experiences, and skills. Allison and Michelle share their reflections on the positive impact of this programme and how it has enriched their professional journey.

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My Story – Life with a Rare Disease

A rare disease is a condition that affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people in a population.
Rare conditions are often difficult to diagnose due to limited research and can therefore be difficult to treat.
This Rare Diseases Day, Jenny takes to our blog to share her own route to diagnosis.

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LGBT+ History Month 2024 - My healthcare hero

This month, in celebration of LGBT+ History Month's medicine theme, we’re reflecting on some of the progress made over the years.  

Helen, from our LGBTQ+ network, interviewed Patrick Price, the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED and I) Lead at a local trust, discussing his 30-year career in the NHS. Their conversation highlights the significance of genuine passion for what you do, collaboration, and connections. 

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Ask an Apprentice 2024 – Joanne and Darren tell their story

National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is a chance to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the positive impact they make.

We caught up with Joanne and Darren to ask about their experiences of being an apprentice at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and find out what their career plans for the future are.

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My cancer journey - update!

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February, with the aim to raise awareness of cancer and to advocate the importance of screening, prevention and treatment.

In 2022, Karen, a Senior Business Analyst at the NHS Business Services Authority, shared her personal cancer story as part of World Cancer Day. Today, Karen takes to the blog again to share a positive update on her cancer journey and why you shouldn’t ignore your screening letter.

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Dry January 2024 - Why try dry

Dry January can be the ideal way to give your body a break after the overindulgence of festive celebrations. Each year, thousands of people across the UK go alcohol-free and experience the benefits. Here, Terry shares his own experiences of taking part.

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UK Disability History Month 2023: Being Ted's Mam

UK Disability History Month gives a voice to disabled and differently-abled people across the UK.

This year the focus is on the experience of disablement in children and young people, as well as the people surrounding them. Here, Melanie speaks from her experience of working at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) while being a carer for her disabled son.

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World Menopause Day 2023 - My Menopause Journey

Menopause affects around 51% of the population, and any opportunity to raise awareness and understanding is a great thing.

This World Menopause Day, we spoke to Catherine, a Menopause Champion working with colleagues experiencing symptoms of menopause or those keen to support relevant people in their lives. She shares her own story and experiences.

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My experience as a new Mental Health First Aider

Today (10 October) marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health awareness and driving positive change to encourage people to have conversations about mental health and support.

Here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), our aim is to create a workplace where mental health is treated just as proportionately as our physical health. We have a team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across the organisation who have undertaken training accredited by Mental Health First Aider England, and are equipped to support our colleagues.

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My life at the NHSBSA

This week, on 5 July, the NHS celebrates its 75th birthday. Founded in 1948, the National Health Service was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery.

As we look to celebrate this momentous occasion, one of our long-standing staff members, Carol Miller, shares some of her experiences on how her career at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) started, and how her work helps to support the NHS on a wider scale.