Our staff networks

Our staff networks

The power of our networks

In Bolton we recognise the power of our differences and the value that diversity of thought can bring, not just for our staff, but for our patients and communities.

If you join us, you’ll be encouraged to be yourself and your contribution, experience and views will be valued and drawn upon.

If you too are passionate about paving the way for an inclusive culture for all, you’ll want to join one of our staff networks. They are open to everyone and provide a safe space for people to share experiences, work together to generate new ideas and influence change for the better.

All voices will be heard and members are supported to achieve their hopes and dreams, every step of the way.

Our network:

  • celebrates our differences
  • harnesses the voices of our people
  • supports colleagues to strive and be the best they can be
  • challenges racism and discrimination
  • promotes equality for all

Network Chair – Blandina Mutambirwa

Blandina Mutambirwa is the Finance Business Partner for Integrated Community Services Division.

She also represents Bolton FT in the NW Inclusion and Diversity Ambassadors Network, working with finance colleagues regionally to share best practice and ideas around initiatives that support improvements to equality. She is very passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and keen to be a part of the conversation, learn from others and feed into the wider EDI discussions taking place within the NHS.

Get in touch: 01204 390 1806 (ext 141806) or Blandina.Mutambirwa@boltonft.nhs.uk

Our network:

  • connects disabled staff and people who have long term conditions
  • gives people a voice and seeks to influence policies and plans that may impact on staff who are disabled or have health conditions
  • supports the recruitment of people with disabilities and those with health conditions and developing positive work experiences within the trust
  • challenges discrimination and strives to change attitudes

Network Chair – Revd Catherine Binns

Revd Catherine Binns is the Deputy Head Chaplain has worked in the trust for 7 years.

She lives with hidden disabilities and long term health conditions including Dyslexia, Bronchiectasis, IBS and other conditions. She is passionate about supporting staff in her role as chair and as a chaplain.

Get in touch: 01204 390 770 (ext 145770) or Catherine.Binns@boltonft.nhs.uk

 Our network:

  • Provide a safe environment to raise LGBTQ+ issues
  • Give information, guidance and support to staff and patients
  • Assist colleagues and service users to contribute to the development of Trust policies and procedures to ensure inclusivity
  • Contribute to staff development activities and awareness events
  • Signpost and support people to live the Trust values

Network Chair – Imran Khan

Imran Khan is the Urgent Care Lead for the organisation in the Adult Acute Division.

Imran also has a wide range of experience in community, social care and commissioning services. As the newly elected Acting Chair, he is looking forward to working with the network to shape future priorities, drive the Trust’s inclusion agenda forward and make sure the network is focusing on things that will have a positive impact for staff and patients.

Get in touch: 01204 390973 (ext 5973) Imran.khan@boltonft.nhs.uk