The National Disabilities Network

Raising awareness to drive positive change

Become a member

Join the network

The National Disabilities Network will take a leading role in developing a more inclusive NHS Finance for colleagues living with a disability, struggling with mental health and who are caring for people. The network’s objective is to raise awareness about disabilities and to influence change, if you think this network is for you, sign up via the form below.

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What does the National Disabilities Network do?

The National Disabilities Network plays a leading role in making NHS Finance a more inclusive place for colleagues living with a disability, experiencing mental health difficulties, or caring for people. 

The National Disabilities Network exists to raise awareness of disabilities and to influence change.

What are the objectives of the National Disabilities Network?

The National Disabilities Network has the following objectives:

  • Raising awareness of the different abilities of colleagues across organisations
  • Influencing change within the workplace and supporting others to overcome the barriers they face
  • Providing opportunities for colleagues to talk to others who may be going through similar things
  • To create a database of information that will educate colleagues on disabilities and mental health conditions – helping colleagues to understand each other better
  • Create a national framework based on surveys around disabilities

Are you interested in joining the National Disabilities Network?

The National Disabilities Network includes individuals from across the finance function who want to participate in discussions and drive the agenda forward. If you want to join the National Disabilities Network sign up here.

Find further resources below.

Reasonable Adjustments Case Studies

Here you will find case studies based on the experiences NHS finance colleagues have had in relation to reasonable adjustments.

Read them here

Why the NHS is trying to be more disability inclusive

A blog resource written by Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers for Inclusive Employers.

Learn more

Working inclusively with colleagues with a disability

This document is intended to be thought provoking and provide pointers and general guidelines.

Read it here

Inclusive language – guidance from GOV.UK

Words to use and avoid when writing about disability.

View it here