Accessibility blog 05.2022

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.

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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.

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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.

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IDPWD21: The Lived Experience of a Clumsy Child

It’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Kirste Worland, Head of Technology Applications and Co-Chair of the NHSBSA’s Disability and Neurodiversity Colleague Network, shares her story of growing up with Dyspraxia.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: How the NHSBSA is supporting the fight against antimicrobial resistance

To mark the annual celebration of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Alison Metcalfe, Head of Professional and Clinical Services, and Margaret Dockey, Prescription Information Services Manager, discuss how the NHS Business Services Authority is developing new tools to address the global problem of antimicrobial resistance.

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Our Way Ahead – How the NHSBSA is moving towards a hybrid working model

The global coronavirus pandemic has meant changes for all of us, particularly in terms of how we work. We know we’ve needed to adapt and move into a new world, so we’ve developed an approach with our people to look at how we work into the future and explore the potential for a hybrid working model.

Our Chief Executive Michael Brodie and Programme Lead Anna Butterfield share our journey so far:

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Celebrating Black History Month: Our Diversity and Inclusion Journey

The month of October is upon us. That means it’s time for Black History Month: a reminder for us all to recognise and celebrate Black history and the future. In our latest blog, Ada Okoli, Programme Manager and Co-Chair of our BAME network, launches our Black History Month activity and highlights some of the recent work that has been achieved over the past year.