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LGBTQ  month blog 2024

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.

World Cancer Day 2024

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.

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What Pride Month Means to me

June marks Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and their history, achievements, and ongoing struggles. As part of this, Corielyn Bromley, Data Quality Specialist here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), shares her story of the impact Pride Month has had on her life.

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From ship to scrubs: the Windrush Generation's journey in the NHS

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948. Just two weeks later, the NHS was created. Triston Barton, Contract Manager here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), shares the story of his grandmother’s arrival from Jamaica and reflects on the invaluable role the Windrush generation played in shaping and strengthening the NHS, both at the time and today.

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Carers Week 2023: My Sister

5 to 11 June marks Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of carers and the contributions they make to families and communities, as well as highlighting some of the challenges unpaid carers face.

This week, Darren takes to the blog to share his experience of caring for his sister, and the importance of support and flexibility to ensure the health and wellbeing of carers.

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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: