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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apprentices make a difference!
6 February 2023
This National Apprenticeship Week 2023, Susan Britton, People Progression Lead in Customer Operations, talks about how apprentices really do make a difference in an organisation like the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).
Let's talk about Domestic Violence
November 25 to December 10 marks 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence, an annual international campaign to mark the commitment and determination to take action against domestic abuse and violence.
To mark this campaign, two colleagues from the NHS Business Services Authority who have chosen to remain anonymous, take to the blog to talk through their personal experiences in supporting people through domestic violence, and the resources available that can help you support someone to get help.
NHS-R Community - A collaborative space to discuss and develop data solutions
The NHS-R Community is a place where to share their experiences and expertise, offer training possibilities, and provide a space for discussing and developing solutions to NHS and care sector challenges.
World Menopause Day 2022 – Let’s Keep Talking!
This World Menopause Day, Melanie Maughan, Wellbeing Manager at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), shares with us the progress made over the last few years in supporting our colleagues transitioning through menopause and the commitments made going forward. She highlights the importance that menopause is recognised as a fundamental workplace issue and receives the attention it so rightly deserves.
World Mental Health Day: Why I Became a Mental Health First Aider
10 October marks World Mental Health Day, a day observed around the world to raise awareness of mental health and to mobilise the efforts to support those experiencing mental health issues.
Now, more than ever, its important to check in on our family, friends and colleagues to make sure they have the support they need for their health and wellbeing.
Why we celebrate Pride Month
As this year’s Pride Month comes to an end, Lee Cawley, member of our Wellbeing and Inclusion team and an LGBTQ+ network co-chair at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), reflects on why we celebrate Pride Month and what it means to him.
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.