Every February we celebrate LGBT History month and there are many historical figures and moments we need to remember as they set a foundation for the rights and respect we have today and also remind us that many of our LGBT brothers and sisters still face oppression and persecution across the world. It is a good time to reflect and renew our commitment to LGBT rights and to our shared, common and different struggles as well as support for freedom, equality and respect for everyone (however they identify).
It is a recognition of the values our organisation has and our determination to ensure we have fully inclusive workplaces that celebrate the diversity of our people and customers.
We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of applications made via CV, with 7% of all applications made on NHS Jobs now completed in this way.
CV applications are used for a range of roles different pay bands, contract types and staff groups from catering assistant to chief executive.
Throughout the project, our User Researcher, Sarah Stokes, has been working with users to carry out extensive research - and what you tell us is helping to shape what the future service will be.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which is also the theme of this year’s LGBT History Month. I wanted to share why this was such an important historical moment and why events such as Pride and LGBT History Month are so important.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January is the day we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution, and in other genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.