Coreilyn Bromley - pride blog

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.

Triston Barton Windrush blog

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.

Carers week 2023 - Darren Curry 06.2023

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.

GAAD week blog 05.2023

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: How we make our services accessible to everyone

At the NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) we design, develop, and test every one of our services to ensure we have built them to be accessed and used by everyone.

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Chris Lockie, Professional Lead for Testing tells us why we pride ourselves on changing the ‘norm’, so we have services that focus on digital access and inclusion - putting our users at the centre of everything we do.

Allison Newell - International Nurses Day Reflecting on 75 Years blog 2023 V2

International Nurses Day: Reflecting on 75 Years

Every year on 12 May, we celebrate International Nurses Day - a day dedicated to honouring the invaluable contributions of nurses to healthcare systems around the world.

This year, staff across the NHS have the perfect opportunity to celebrate 75 years of innovation and high-quality patient care that nurses and other healthcare professions, have brought to our NHS and beyond.

Lisa Stephenson - National walking month 2023-01

parkrun to the Long Run - Celebrating 75 Years of the NHS

As part of National Walking Month and ‘Move it May’, we asked Lisa Stephenson, Digital and Social Media Assistant to talk to us about her experience of parkrun and its benefits.

parkrun is a free 5-kilometre running event started in 2004 and is facilitated entirely by volunteers. With people of all abilities joining in, it has grown to see almost 3 million finishers having taken part. The community itself means such a lot to people, and with no time limit and a guarantee that no one finishes last, there is a lot to like.

Jane Stringer - National walking month 2023-01

National Walking Month: My 1000 Miles Walking Challenge

May is National Walking Month and for many an opportunity to take part in ‘Move it May’.

This year a range of communities are choosing to mark the NHS’s 75th birthday by coming together to take part in the NHS 1000 mile challenge.

We asked Jane Stringer, Service Delivery Manager here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to share her experience of having taken part in a previous challenge.

Steven Wall - stress awareness week blog 2023

My Stress Signature: Stress Awareness Month 2023

There can often be some stigma around talking about stress. The purpose of Stress Awareness Month is to have open conversations and to recognise the healthy habits which work for you.

We asked Steven Wall, part of our Customer Resolution Team here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to share some of the ways he deals with the stresses of daily life.

Mel Maughan - stress awareness week blog 2023

Stress Awareness Month 2023: My Stress Signature

Stress Awareness Month is held every April and is the ideal time to open up and have conversations about the everyday causes of stress.

Stress is one of the most common causes of work-related absence in the UK, so it’s important to talk about some positive ways to deal with its effects.

We asked Melanie Maughan, Wellbeing and Safeguarding Manager here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), to talk to us about how she recognises when her own stress levels are high and how she tackles that.

NHSBSA Blog IDotEoRD - Alastair Chan

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.

IWD 2023 - Kirsty Gray (V1) 02.2023

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.

IWD Alison

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.