Being a part of a staff network is a great way to ensure your voice is heard, have an impact, and be a part of positive change across the organisation. Staff networks are also safe spaces for staff to share concerns and support each other.

Our staff networks all currently meet virtually. Each of the networks are hosting weekly or fortnightly check-ins, in addition to the more structured monthly meetings, to support staff during this challenging time.

These check-ins are simply a space to chat, share any concerns and support each other over a cup of tea/coffee or lunch, with no formal agenda. Days and times are varied to hopefully suit a variety of working patterns. The more structured network meetings with an agenda will continue to take place monthly, and will of course still include time to check in with each other.

If you would like to join the mailing list or check-ins for any of the networks, please contact equality@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

BAME Network
The BAME Network supports Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to promote race equality and inclusion at CUH. The BAME network has co-produced our Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) action plan.

Virtual meetings
Structured network meeting Wednesday 13 January 12:00-13:00
Check-in Thursday 21 January 10:00-10:30
Check-in Wednesday 27 January 15:30-16:00
Check-in Tuesday 02 February 10:00-10:30
Structured network meeting Wednesday 10 February 13:00-14:00
Check-in Thursday 18 February 15:30-16:00
Check-in Tuesday 23 February 10:00-10:30
Check-in Thursday 04 March 12:30-13:00
Structured network meeting Wednesday 10 March 13:00-14:00
Check-in Thursday 18 March 10:00-10:30
Check-in Tuesday 23 March 15:30-16:00
Check-in Wednesday 31 March 15:30-16:00

LGBT+ Network
The LGBT+ Network is for staff who are part of the LGBT+ community and allies, working to promote LGBT+ equality and inclusion at CUH.

You can watch past events and talks here

Virtual meetings
Check-in Thursday 14 January 13:00-13:30
Structured network meeting Monday 18 January 13:00-14:00
Check-in Thursday 28 January 10:00-10:30
Check-in Wednesday 3 February 15:30-16:00
Check-in Thursday 11 February 10:00-10:30
Structured network meeting Thursday 18 February 13:00-14:00
Check-in Wednesday 24 February 13:00-13:30
Check-in Tuesday 2 March 10:00-10:30
Check-in Thursday 11 March 15:30-16:00
Check-in Thursday 18 March 13:00-13:30
Structured network meeting Tuesday 23 March 13:00-14:00
Check-in Tuesday 30 March 15:30-16:00

Purple Network
The Purple Network is for staff with hidden or visible disabilities, physical, neuro-diverse or mental health conditions and allies to work together to promote inclusion for everyone at CUH. The Purple network has co-produced our Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) action plan.

Virtual meetings
Check-in Thursday 14 January 10:00-10:30
Structured network meeting Tuesday 19 January 13:00-14:00
Check-in Tuesday 26 January 15:30-16:00
Check-in Wednesday 3 February 12:30-13:00
Check-in Tuesday 9 February 15:30-16:00
Structured network meeting Monday 15 February 13:00-14:00
Check-in Thursday 25 February 15:30-16:00
Check-in Wednesday 3 March 12:30-13:00
Check-in Thursday 11 March 10:00-10:30
Structured network meeting Tuesday 16 March 13:00-14:00
Check-in Wednesday 24 March 15:30-16:00
Check-in Wednesday 31 March 10:00-10:30

Time to Change Network
The Time to Change Network is for staff who are committed to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace and creates a safe space for staff to share ideas on how to achieve this. The network also runs the It’s Not Just You group – see below.

Virtual meetings
Structured network meeting Tuesday 16 February 13:00-14:00
Structured network meeting Monday 15 March 13:00-14:00