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Dry January – Alcohol and Eye Health

Dry January continues and this week Krysty from the NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) team of clinical advisors is here to tell you about some of the short and long term effects of alcohol on your eye health.

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Dry January – Don’t be Down in the Mouth

Up next in our collection of blogs to mark Dry January, this week’s theme focuses on alcohol and how it can affect and lead to complications in your dental health. Here, Dr Mike O’Reilly talks about some of the things to be aware of.

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Dry January – The Health Effects of Alcohol

As part of Dry January, Alison Metcalfe who leads the NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) professional and clinical services writes about the importance of understanding how alcohol affects your body in both the short and long term, and how you can limit the potential risks. 

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Commemorating Remembrance Sunday 2020

Neil Emery, Chair of our Armed Forces Network, shares his thoughts on the challenges of commemorating Remembrance Sunday during the pandemic and how the NHSBSA is supporting veterans.

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My brutal introduction to the world of invisible illness

In our second Invisible Disabilities Week blog, Sarah Brewer-Cook from our HR Shared Services team shares her experience of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and how it’s helped her expand her awareness of invisible illness in our society.

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My journey through autism – Invisible Disabilities Week 2020

As part of Invisible Disabilities Week, Janice Southworth from our Prescription Services team writes about the struggles she’s faced as an autistic woman and the tremendous relief a long overdue diagnosis finally gave her.

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Supporting our future workforce: NHS Learning Support Fund

In December 2019, the government announced updates to the NHS Learning Support Fund whereby additional funding will be made available for students studying healthcare courses from September 2020. Here, Louisa Ruman, discusses how the project team managed to deliver the project not only on time, but in the middle of a global pandemic!

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Celebrating Black History Month #BHM20

October marks the start of Black History Month (BHM), an annual observance to recognise and celebrate Black history and the future. This year and every year, I am honoured to be part of Black History Month and this year more so in the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), with the recently established Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues network.

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Staying Connected this World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2020

Ryan Jones, Co-Chair of our Mental Health First Aid Network, shares his thoughts about this year’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day.