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Pride Month 2022 - Being an LGBTQ+ Parent

The month of June marks Pride month, a month dedicated to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and the importance of freedom for them to themselves.

This month, members of our LGBTQ+ network are sharing their stories across a wide range of experiences. Gary Wilson, Project Manager within the Portfolio directorate at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), shares his story as an LGBTQ+ parent.

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Pride Month 2022 - What allyship means to me

As part of Pride Month 2022, we are sharing the experiences of our LGBTQ+ colleagues. We are also shining a light on the progress we have made as an organisation and how we can support each other, no matter what our role in life.

As part of this, Sue Douthwaite, Chair of NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), talks about the importance of being an ally in the workplace. As well as highlighting key ways to be an advocate at any time.

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Carers Week 2022: My dad

The number of people who are taking on caring responsibilities is growing. Looking after a friend or family member who needs support and care comes with challenges. It can have an impact on all areas of your life from relationships to your own wellbeing.

This Carers Week, Rachel Connelly-Clark, from Corporate Services at NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) shares with us a glimpse of her life as a carer for her father.

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Pride month: Be inspiring, be you, and make a difference

June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall 1969 riots, the protests that changed LGBTQ+ rights for people across the world.  

Pride month is open to everyone to celebrate and learn more about LGBTQ+ communities. To support this, Jason Harper, Primary Care Transformation Lead and Shadow Board member at NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), shares his story of working as an LGBTQ+ senior manager.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 - Our four year accessibility rollercoaster ride

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022, a day to shine a light on digital access and inclusion for the estimated one billion people worldwide with disabilities.

Here, Christopher Lockie, part of the Digital Delivery Team at NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), reflects on the rollercoaster ride of creating and testing an accessibility framework, in an ever-evolving environment.

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International Nurses Day 2022 - #BestOfNursing

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year around the world on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The day marks the extraordinary work and care that nurses provide on a daily basis, and a chance to say thank you for the difference they make to patients’ lives.

This Nurses Day, Allison Newell, Executive Director of Strategy, Performance, Business Development and Growth at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), reflects on her own experiences of the care she has given being a nurse, but also the care she has received through particularly challenging times.

Mental health blog

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 - How I Missed the Smiles

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked our Mental Health First Aid Network to reflect on how loneliness can affect mental wellbeing. Here, one of our colleagues describes how lockdown impacted them and how they have found the positives in being a key part of an NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) network group.

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NHSBSA: Doing Our Bit for the Environment

Today ( Friday 18 March) is Global Recycling Day! It’s a day when we take time to understand just how important recycling is for the future of our planet and its natural resources. We want to share with you how the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has engaged with colleagues to improve recycling habits and how we are preventing waste through our drive to go digital.

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International Women’s Day 2022 - #BreakTheBias

Today (Tuesday 8 March) is International Women’s Day. A day marked annually as an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness and move towards gender equality. This year the theme is #BreakTheBias with a focus on the action needed to level the playing field.

In this blog, Allison Newell, Executive Director of Strategy, Business Development and Growth at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), speaks about generational changes and how to enhance equality today to create a sustainable tomorrow.

NAW2022 Blog

Meet Our Apprentices: Alex, Abraham, and Emma tell their story

Here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), we encourage colleagues to explore opportunities to develop themselves and their careers within the organisation.

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World Cancer Day: The Importance of Screening

Today (Friday 4 February) marks World Cancer Day. A day annually observed to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

On the blog today, Karen Bell, a Senior Business Analyst here at the NHS Business Services Authority, shares her personal cancer story and the importance of screening.

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A year in review: How the NHSBSA is developing and innovating its data and insight products

It’s been another year of development and innovation for the NHSBSA’s Data and Insight directorate. In our latest blog, Sanhati Sinha Roy, Lead Delivery Manager, reflects on some of our delivery team’s key achievements in the NHS data and insight space.