Co-Chair Disability Sub-Group
Barts Health NHS Trust
Nicola works at Barts Health NHS Trust as the Leadership Development and Talent Management facilitator. For the past 4 years she has been co-chair of the Barts Health Disability subgroup, which aims to support staff with a disability. Barts Health has adopted a staff engagement approach to identify and move forward changes that enable and support colleagues with a disability, learning difference or long-term health condition. We call our initiative #BartsAbility to reflect our commitment to disability as a positive asset.
We are currently working on three main improvement initiatives:
- ‘Access all areas’- improving access to Trust meeting rooms and event venues
- #BartsAbility Passport- a tool to support productive conversations between managers/ employees around the issue of reasonable adjustments
- Dyslexia support- a suite of tools/ activity to support staff with dyslexia