Monday was in London, first talking to our Chair, Millie Banarjee, on a range of topics, not least of which was the continued stering efforts to catch up from the snow. It was then off to meet the Department of Health team, again talking snow, with a light dusting of Organ Donation Opt Out. The consultation has just finished and there were 17,000 responses, which is something of a record. The next steps are for the Department of Health to review what they have got and feed the insight into the next stages of designing leglislation over the next few months.
Jess Gill is a Scientific Training Officer. At the end of Healthcare Science Week, (9-18 March), she describes what she and her colleagues did to celebrate science.
Thank you to everyone who took part in International Women’s Day last week. We will continue to share your stories and selfies throughout the month. Please tell us how you will #PressforProgress!
Jacqueline Harthill, Senior Internal Communications Officer, blogs about what makes a great blog!
Big thank you to everyone for their great work over the last week or so battling the weather. I have heard countless stories of colleagues who walked into hospitals to support organ donation, picked up people in 4x4s to make sure that there were enough people in to process blood, and work in labs, as well as collection teams who kept sessions open despite terrible conditions.
Tina Connelly, Donor Carer for the Northampton team, talks about how becoming a blood donor inspired her into joining our organisation.
We have been asking how you will #PressforProgress for International Women’s Day and how the working roles of women have changed through the generations in your family.
To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Laura Unit, Organisational Development Manager – Talent and Leadership, blogs about the opportunities available to NHSBT colleagues.
As we enter the final days of the opt out consultation, Assistant Director and Chief Nurse for Organ Donation and Transplantation, Anthony Clarkson discusses the importance of sharing your decision whether you want to be an organ donor or not.
Andrew Mawson-Lees talks about his role as a Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, working with grieving families and the importance of making your wishes known.