South West Leadership Academy

Making Meaning as a Foundation for Change

A Workshop Exploring How We Might Create Meaning From Where We Have Come Delivered in collaboration by the NHS South […]

South West Stories: Let’s Talk Mental Health – Postnatal Depression

Foreword by Nora Latapi-Dean (pronouns: she/her), Inclusion Coordinator, NHS South West Leadership Academy. Though two individuals may have the same diagnosis, they will likely never have the […]  

Self-leadership: the neuroscience of leadership and implications for carers

Foreword from Erk Gunce (pronouns: him/he/his) Inclusion Coordinator, NHS South West Leadership Academy We often talk about ‘what it takes […]

My experiences of setting up Yeovil District Hospital’s Staff Diversity Network

Foreword from Erk Gunce (pronouns: him/he/his) Inclusion Coordinator, NHS South West Leadership Academy In this article of our Inclusion Corner, […]

Eating disorder recovery, fertility treatment, hearing loss and COVID: Emma’s story

Content warning:  This article discusses Emma’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in the context of her fertility treatment, as patients are […]

Somewhere over the rainbow: June is the LGBT Pride month, by Michail Sanidas

Contribution by Michail Sanidas (pronouns: he/him), Senior Regional Programme Lead in NHS England and Improvement’s South West Talent Team. Early […]

My Intersectional Story by Sharifa Hashem

Contribution by Sharifa Hashem (pronouns: she/her), Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust […]

“It’s literally like starting all over again at every appointment.”

Evidence shows that compassionate leadership leads to improved staff engagement, which in turn results in better patient care. Patient Tommy Hill is […]

Health Inequalities: Supporting Deaf People

I am delighted to bring to you an article by Carly Renaud (she/her), who works as a Quality Improvement Officer […]

Inclusive Recruitment Tips

Our Inclusion Coordinator, Erk Gunce (pronounced Eric, pronouns: he/him), shares the current recruitment trends as of August 2021. He summarizes […]