Disability History Month 2022: 16 November 2022 – 16 December 2022

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Theme: Disability, Health and Well Being

Theme: Disability, Health and Well Being The online launch will be evening of Thursday  17th November  UK Disability History Month UK Disability History Month – 16 November – 16 December (ukdhm.org)To join the online launch
Email your interest to [email protected] and you will be sent the zoom link 24 hours before the event.

Please include name, telephone number and any relevant organisation you are from.

They will be producing resources to raise the theme in your workplace, college, or school before the launch.
NHS National strategy on Suicide Prevention 
To join the webinar
21st November
NHS England – South West Health & Wellbeing TeamWe have insightful guest speakers joining and challenging content with the opportunity to feed back through Q&As and group discussions. These events are aimed at Health and Wellbeing leads, Equality & Diversity leads, Mental Health leads and HR professionals. All sessions will be recorded and made available via our NHS Futures platform in case you miss one.  
NHS Staff Network Leads Webinar: Neurodiversity Special24th November 10:30 – 12:15NHS EnglandWebinar for Staff Network Leads
– What neurodiversity means, how it can present in our NHS Workplaces, and how the contribution of neurodivergent colleagues can be maximised.
– Update on the development of the NHS Workforce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
– Opportunities for progressing disability equity as Staff Network Chairs and Leads.
– Speakers from diverse backgrounds and organisations leading insight on improving outcomes and experiences in practice, exploring local work with our NHS people.
Coffee and Chat With Jono Broad   NHS England South West Chair Staff Disability Network  To Book your place
25th November  11.00 – 12.00NHS England & HEE – South West EDI Team  My name is Jono and I have 30 years of experience working as a patient leader with a long-term condition helping to improve patient engagement, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
In my working life I am a matrix worker for NHS England working on personalised care, quality, and safety as well as in primary care improvement.
I’ve had the privilege of working and knowing the NHS from Bed to Board, I’ve seen both the best and worst and I believe we can and should work toward a safe, reliable effective care system that supports both patient and staff in everything they do. I am committed to transforming the human experience of health & care for all.
To know more about me and the work I do please follow me on Twitter @QIPatient & @jonobroad
Coffee and Chat With Erk Gunce   Regional Diversity, Inclusion & Participation Manager / Equality & Diversity Representative  To Book your place 1st December   15.00 – 16.00  NHS England & HEE – South West EDI Team  Hello, my name is Erk (pronounced Eric, pronouns: he/him). I am a Turkish Cypriot who has been working in the NHS for the past 2 years. I joined NHS England as an Expert by Experience, providing my lived patient experience perspective of using NHS Mental Health Services. My contributions are shaping the NHS England Mental Health Team’s Advancing Mental Health Equalities work and the Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework. As an Expert by Experience, I have worked with various stakeholders including the Department of Health and Social Care, Care Quality Commission, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Mental Health Foundation and Race Equality Foundation. My academic specialism is inclusive leadership.
In addition to my patient health equalities contributions, I also belong to the People Profession. After my time as an Expert by Experience, I felt inspired to join NHS England as a staff member, working on Human Resources, Organisational Development, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. I am currently leading on Inclusive Recruitment and Reciprocal Mentoring projects. I am also a committee member of the NHS England Disability and Wellbeing Staff Network.
I try to take an intersectional approach in everything that I do. My lived experiences around disability, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation make me who I am today, and so do regional inequalities as someone who lives in the countryside. I hope to share with you a combination of my personal and professional interests in navigating life and the workplace. Please feel free to connect with me on Twitter @erkgunce so we can keep the conversation going.
Coffee and Chat With Dr Christine Rivers   Head of Workforce Disability Equality Standard   To Book your place
6th December   14.00 – 15.00NHS England & HEE – South West EDI Team  Dr Christine Rivers has worked as a lecturer in sociology/social theory, a mental health social worker and team manager, and an equality and human rights lead for a Mental Health and Community Health NHS Trust. She has been leading on the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) since its launch in 2019.   Christine completed her PhD in 2006; her PhD focussed on lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s experiences of mental health services. 
Christine has extensive knowledge and expertise as a leader in the field of leading equality and disability, including system level change.  In 2016, Christine received an Embrace award for her equality work from the National Health and Social Care BME network.
Christine is passionate about, and committed to making positive change in the NHS, and finding and using levers to effect change.
NHS Employers Disability Conference   The Tower Hotel, London.7th December   All day in personNHS Employers         An advert for the Disability Summit, which reads: Chair: Shani Dhanda, Disability Specialist and Entrepreneur. Disability Summit, 7 December 2022  Delegate rates   £149 for NHS staff (including health and social care), voluntary organisations, local government, and charities £199 for private sector organisations (including non-NHS health and care providers)20 per cent discount for five plus bookings (to be made as a group booking)Disabled staff – we understand from previous feedback, some disabled delegates may have to self-fund, we are therefore offering a limited number of discounted tickets for £99. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please drop an email to the diversity and inclusion team to confirm your name, job title, organisation, your disability and any accessibility needs. You can bring your Personal Assistant (PA) to the summit at no charge – please email us for a code to book them on.   Book your place  
Coffee and Chat With Zed Moore   Primary Care Transformation Programme Manager General Practice Transformation Programmes   To Book your place
9th December   10.00 – 11.00NHS England & HEE – South West EDI Team  Zed Moore (she/her) works for NHS England as a transformation programme manager in primary care, with a portfolio around general practice workforce.  She has been in the NHS for over 20 years after bouncing her way in with an entirely irrelevant masters degree in medieval literature, and has spent the majority of her NHS career in primary care development and transformation.  She is also the equality, diversity and inclusion champion for the commissioning directorate in the south west region.  Outside of the NHS, she is a poet and novelist, sometime musician and lone widowed parent to two wonderful children.  She is an avid finder of silver linings and creative solutions.
Zed is an advocate for the social model of disability and has a lifetime of experience with disabilities and the barriers they can create; she loves to share hard won lessons.  Having been born without the standard configuration of legs, she became an amputee at age five.  She also has hidden disabilities, including EDS (a painful condition due to a collagen defect, affecting all joints), epilepsy and spine problems and is a regular wheelchair user.  She is also neurodiverse.  Identifying as bi, Zed is a believer in the power of intersectional stories as a great way to talk about the richness of human experiences.

Additional Resources

Time for Inclusion: Commemorating UK Disability History Month – South West Leadership Academy

Any questions please contact either:
David Corbin, SW EDI, WRES Lead. [email protected]

Nora Latapi-Dean, Regional Diversity, Inclusion & Participation Manager / Equality & Diversity Representative. [email protected]

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