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How important are diversity and inclusion to our society? | DailyFT ...

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Many talk about incorporating Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs into their organisations, but only few implement it for its value. With D&I becoming increasingly important in today's world, visiting Microsoft Corporation ...
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Senior female executive at Microsoft advocates quotas 

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Appointments%20to%20Boards%20and%20Equality%20Law%2022-07-14%20final.pdf

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Useful and timely reminder from the EHRC of the law around Board appointments and the use of positive action

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Church of England votes 'yes' to women bishops

Church of England votes 'yes' to women bishops | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, a historic decision which overturns centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.Two (Church of England votes to allow women...
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An historic moment for women's rights as another bastion of inequality is overcome. Well done CoE!

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Vera - Without Fear or Favour

Vera - Without Fear or Favour | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
We love watching Vera in our house. The slightly scatty, disshevelled detective from the North East zooms around in her Land Rover solving every murder mystery that is thrown at her - in the most
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Can the NHS learn something from the police service about whistleblowing?

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Race at the Top | BITC Diversity - Race for Opportunity

Race at the Top | BITC Diversity - Race for Opportunity | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
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From Race To The Top to Race At The Top. Where next?

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BBC Chief Tony Hall Unveils Plan to Boost Diversity - Hollywood Reporter

BBC Chief Tony Hall Unveils Plan to Boost Diversity - Hollywood Reporter | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter BBC Chief Tony Hall Unveils Plan to Boost Diversity Hollywood Reporter The map to diversity includes a new top-level leadership development program, commissioning funding and training and "stretching targets" to make sure the BBC...
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BBC taking the lead on tackling diversity in terms of both workforce and service delivery. Lessons for the NHS?

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New study on sexuality and the law provides lessons for human rights advocates ... - Institute of Development Studies

New study on sexuality and the law provides lessons for human rights advocates ... - Institute of Development Studies | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
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New study on sexuality and the law provides lessons for human rights advocates ...
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Interesting perspective on sexuality and human rights from another part of the globe 

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Attitudes_towards_Equality.pdf

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Interesting research from Government Equalities Office on public attitudes towards flexible and part time working

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An Eleven Year Old's Take on Leadership

An Eleven Year Old's Take on Leadership | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
It occurred to me after reading a few articles in the past few days about how schools and education in general seem to lack teaching the skills required for leadership. In fact, considering my job
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Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise.....

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Jobs for the white boys?

So - I've just spent 24 hours at the NHS Confederation conference in Liverpool.I came for four reasons:Firstly, because it is a fantastic networking opportunity. (Where else would you find yourself
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A call to action to tackle discrimination and unfairness in the NHS
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Human%20Rights%20Human%20Lives%20A%20Guide%20for%20Public%20Authorities.pdf

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Timely new guidance for public bodies on human rights

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The growing influence of social media in healthcare

The growing influence of social media in healthcare | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it

Social media has established itself as a powerful channel for voices in the NHS, whether it is to create professional networks, raise safety concerns or seek support in self-management of conditions. Participation is no longer optional, writes Claire Read

A recent episode of the BBC documentary series Business Boomers focused on the amazing growth of Amazon, tracking its development from garage-based small business to multinational giant.

It was filled with an array of interesting tidbits but arguably the most memorable was a clip from a 1994 episode ofTomorrow’s World.

In it, the earnest presenter - surrounded by a collection of very bulky and very beige computers - explained how “something called the internet” was set to revolutionise the availability of information.

It was a stark reminder of just how far digital communication has come in a short time; a reminder that is particularly important within healthcare.

Foreword to the HSJ and Nursing Times Social Media Pioneers supplementSocial Pioneers interactive graphicThe mobile friendly list of our Social Media PioneersNow you’ve signed up, the real work beginsDean Royles: The path to picking our Social Media PioneersDownload a free PDF of the supplementHealth chiefs flock to Twitter to talk to staff and the publicA digital age

Those the NHS is recruiting today - the leaders of tomorrow - will never have known a world without the internet.

Paediatric and young adult patients will fall into the same category. And soon enough we will have a generation not only of “digital natives” but of social media natives.

‘Online networks seem likely to offer solutions to many of the current communication challenges the health service is facing’

It all means healthcare practitioners and organisations are likely to have no choice but to engage with social media. It is where their patients and colleagues will expect to have conversations, and so not to be there would simply not be sustainable.

The growing influence of social media in healthcare is associated with the sustainability of the NHS in a much broader sense, however.

Online networks seem likely to offer solutions to many of the current communication challenges the health service is facing, and provide an extremely positive reason for the growing influence of social media in healthcare.

Take sharing concerns. In the aftermath of the Francis report, much attention has been focused on ensuring staff can speak out without fear and safe in the knowledge that their worries will be suitably investigated.

Twitter provides a simple way to encourage this sort of open environment: a nurse tweeting his or her chief executive a concern seems far more transparent than other potential methods. It is no coincidence that Twitter has provided a natural home for the Nursing Times Speaking Out Safely campaign.

Online connections

There is also frequent talk of the importance of the NHS sharing knowledge and innovation more effectively. Here too social media networks are making a tremendous difference, allowing healthcare professionals to build connections both inside and outside their own organisations.

WeNurses is a tremendous example of this, bringing together nurses from across the world in Twitter conversations. Knowledge and views are being shared, and in some instances huge and valuable professional networks being built.

Let us not fall into the trap of thinking it is only healthcare professionals who are serving to increase the influence of social media in the NHS, however.

‘Patients have been the trailblazers, making electronic connections with fellow sufferers of a condition and coming together to raise concerns about standards of treatments’

In many ways, it is patients who have been the trailblazers (as our list of Social Media Pioneersdemonstrates). They began by making electronic connections with fellow sufferers of a condition, and continued by coming together to raise concerns about the standards of treatments at particular institutions.

Surely the next step will be for those working within the health service to fully employ social media to converse with service users?

This again will address many of the communication challenges currently being placed in front of health service managers: the question of how to build openness and a genuine dialogue with patients that is based on listening.

Twenty years ago, the internet was the new development. Few could now imagine our lives without it. It seems likely that, in 20 years time, we will be saying the same thing about social media. It has already influenced the health service - but it is only just getting started



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The social media movement continues to gather pace in the NHS 

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What People Don't Understand About Hiring Someone With A Physical Disability - Fast Company

What People Don't Understand About Hiring Someone With A Physical Disability - Fast Company | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Fast Company What People Don't Understand About Hiring Someone With A Physical Disability Fast Company Perhaps the hardest thing, though, is that living with a disability means also living with the assumptions people make about you: In my case,...
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The other side of the coin.

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Why is it so often assumed people with disabilities are unhappy?

Why is it so often assumed people with disabilities are unhappy? | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Why is it often assumed people with disabilities are unhappy, asks Tom Shakespeare.
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Tom Shakespeare on disability, happiness and Hamlet!

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What difference does it make?

What difference does it make? | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
For some reason, my week has been dominated by awards. I was fortunate enough to attend two events this week - the Patient Safety and Care Awards 2014 and the pre awards event for the National
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The power of awards - making a difference

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Metropolitan Police to 'reflect diversity' by recruiting only from ...

Metropolitan Police to 'reflect diversity' by recruiting only from ... | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
In a bid to reflect London's diversity, the Metropolitan Police will now only recruit people who live in the capital city. The force will also consider taking new recruits with minor criminal convictions, local media reports.
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Good to see the Met leading the way on a positive action initiative

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Proud to be a straight ally - NHS Employers

Proud to be a straight ally - NHS Employers | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
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My personal story on being a straight ally

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Supporting the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal can help boards become more diverse, says Lisa Rodrigues - NHS Confederation

Supporting the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal can help boards become more diverse, says Lisa Rodrigues - NHS Confederation | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Celebrating the achievements of one woman would be a public, visual way of acknowledging the contribution that members of BAME communities have made, and continue to make, to this country’s NHS.
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A view from the top of the statue

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Race and racism in Honduran soccer and society - Washington Post (blog)

Race and racism in Honduran soccer and society - Washington Post (blog) | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
Race and racism in Honduran soccer and society
Washington Post (blog)
Outside of the limelight of most of the international press, Afro-Honduran players voiced their own charges to end racial discrimination.
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The complexities - and subtleties - of racism across the globe  

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Imagine.....

Imagine there's no fairness
It's easy if you try
No teams or colleagues
And all you do is cry
Imagine all the people
Living for themselves.....

Imagine there's no structures
It isn't hard
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A Friday afternoon muse.....

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Autism Poem: Welcome to Holland

Welcome to Holland is a classic, adopted autism poem written by Emily Perl Kingsley, a mother of a child with special needs. (have a child with a disability. It's called Welcome To Hollland.
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A very personal parental perspective 

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Inclusiveness Means Giving Every Employee Personal Attention

Inclusiveness Means Giving Every Employee Personal Attention | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
It's about engagement as well as diversity. (Inclusiveness is about more than just diversity http://t.co/Ku6amjq9w5)
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Be aware of biases;  create a shared identity; be attentive to emotions. The secret to success.

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BBC under fire for lack of staff diversity

BBC under fire for lack of staff diversity | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
The former chief executive of the Royal Television Society has attacked the BBC for ignoring talented young black and minority ethnic staff adding to growing unease over the lack of diversity in the broadcasting sector.
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Big organisations - including the NHS - need to get their houses in order and show the way for others

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Minister attacks myth of girls' jobs

Minister attacks myth of girls' jobs | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
A government minister is set to challenge a "persistent and debilitating myth that girls don't do science".
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Breaking down myths and stereotypes

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Social Networks for Doctors

Social Networks for Doctors | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it

With an estimated 73 percent of online adults using a social networking site of some kind, it's not surprising that the revolution now encompasses more physicians than ever before.

A few examples: Sermo claims to have 40 percent of the U.S. physician population among its active users, QuantiaMD counts 225,000 active users, with half of them using the platform via mobile device, and Doximity reports some 300,000 active users.

"The long-term potential for physician social networking, as with many other disruptive tools, will only be limited by our imagination, said Kent Bottles, MD, consulting principal with Pershing Yoakley & Associates and, with 10,200 Twitter followers (@KentBottles), a highly recognized presence on medical social networking.

Bottles told Medical Practice Insider he mostly uses social media to keep up on "the transformation of the American healthcare delivery system" and to crowdsource topics for teaching, consulting and keynotes.

"I have had speaking and consulting opportunities due to my online reputation," he noted.

Social networking also helps to facilitate discussion between parties whose perspectives otherwise may not converge, according to Austin Chiang, MD, (@austinchiangmd) who is completing a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. "As a result, there is greater likelihood of propelling medicine forward with innovation," he commented.

Chiang added that social networking is so widely adopted that it could potentially make the delivery of medical care easier as well — especially for younger generations who have grown up practically surrounded by social media. "In fact, as I am relocating soon to Boston for fellowship, social networking websites like Medstro are making the transition easier by allowing me to connect with future colleagues who have specified similar professional aspirations," he said.

Other physicians are harnessing online connections in concert with daily practice activities to enable secure communications for care coordination, seek and compare treatment options for patients, discuss clinical images, participate in market research studies, earn continuing education credits, and more.

Get the details about medically specific social networks by clicking on the hyperlinks below.

 


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Is there a doctor in the (virtual) house?

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End of life care: What do religions say? - BBC News

End of life care: What do religions say? - BBC News | Diversity and inclusion | Scoop.it
BBC News
End of life care: What do religions say?
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So for those who believe, what guidance can religions offer in a person's last moments?
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Informative piece on a difficult subject

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