Following the George Floyd case, Black Lives Matter campaign and the pandemic, I decided that I would join Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups within my organisation, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. …


For GCSE results day this year, we’re sharing a blog from Staff Nurse Jessica Sterry, who works at Bartholomew’s Hospital. She reflects on how she began her unexpected career journey as a nurse, and where this has led her to be now.

I never knew I wanted to become a…


For Biomedical Science Day on 24 June 2021, Etain Clarke, Principal Quality Manager in Blood Transfusion at Health Services Laboratories explains what her day job involves.

Etain Clarke

I oversee the laboratory quality framework in blood transfusion and support Biomedical scientists and laboratory staff in delivering a pathology service, ensuring this meets…


For World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8 May 2021, Jessica Gutch — aka @Jessi_gooooch on Instagram — shares her experience of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer aged 26 and living with the condition.

I was what’s called an A&E diagnosis, which means that your cancer is discovered through an emergency…


My name is Tash, I’m trans and my pronouns are they/them. Today, I’m sharing with you why International Pronouns Day, held every October, is important.

When COVID-19 began, I was approaching a decade of working at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Our HIV research team was swiftly diverted to…


I first joined the NHS in London three years ago as a Deputy Director of the bits that help to create organisation culture — Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Organisational Development and Learning and Development. Having held similar roles across various industries and sectors, I was delighted and amazed at the…


In early June this year, an opportunity came my way that was too wonderful to resist. I was asked by Sir David Sloman, Regional Director for the NHS in London, to work with colleagues to help develop a race equality strategy for the capital.

When the first national Workforce Race…


Ahead of the NHS birthday on 5 July, we’re sharing a blog from Stephan Amaranath, who was redeployed to Nightingale London back in April. He reflects on how much the NHS has achieved, and the importance of NHS staff seeking mental health support when needed.

It’s not every day you…


As a Black British woman I have lived with racism all of my life.

The stink bombs that my family and I received through our door when I was a child, the time our white neighbours decided to smash my mum’s car window, the white boy in my first year…


“Calling all comms pros” — Yes, you!

Those of you who write newsletters, publish tweets, engage with communities, influence senior management teams and run campaigns….

Did you know that you have a role to play in the Black Lives Matter agenda?

As a Black British woman, working in communications in…

NHS London

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