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Disability no barrier for top NHS roles

PEOPLE living with ill health or disability are being given the chance to find out about how to apply for Non Executive Director roles with their NHS services.

Leading disability charity RADAR and the Appointments Commission are running two FREE seminars – in London and Manchester – to help people get top positions with their Primary Care Trust, Ambulance Service Trust, Acute or Foundation NHS Trust, or their Strategic Health Authority.

The seminars, which can accommodate 20 delegates, take place on February 11 in London, and on March 1 in Manchester and will run from 10am until 4pm.
Delegates should emerge with a good understanding of how a public appointment in the NHS works, what’s involved and what’s expected of public appointees as leaders. 

After the event, the Appointments Commission will provide ongoing support for delegates who have the right sorts of skills and experience, and who want to pursue a public appointment.

Mark Shrimpton, RADAR’s Joint Deputy Chief Executive, said:

“These free of charge events are fantastic opportunities for people affected by ill health, injury or disability to prime themselves to make successful applications to help run their local NHS services in a paid capacity.

“Delegates will get a whole day’s access to the CEOs of both RADAR and the Appointments Commission, as well as other key movers and shakers.

“Colleagues will leave the events fully equipped and ready to apply for Non Executive NHS posts.  I would urge early applications – such is the high profile of the events that I fully expect them to be oversubscribed.”

Contact Nisha Patel at: Tel: 0207 503 6177

  • RADAR, founded in 1977, is the UK’s largest disability campaigning network with over 1,000 individual and organisational members.
    As of 2009  RADAR, formerly the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation, now stands for the Royal Association for Disability Rights.
    RADAR is a charity run by disabled people that depends on the financial and voluntary support of others including public donations.
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