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Happy International Women's Day

Our chief executive, Samantha Allen, wishes everyone a happy International Women's Day.

This year's theme is "Inspire Inclusion", highlighting the role of inclusion and driving fairness, opportunities and success for all. 

"If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together."

Dr Alex Kent, medical director at North East and North Cumbria ICB and GP partner at Priory shares her thoughts and talks about how women have challenges around both their personal and professional lives, juggling between the two to find the right balance.

Our stories

Our colleagues and partners across the North East and North Cumbria share their stories on why supporting International Women's Day is important and what has inspired them in their journeys.

Spotlight on our innovative women

Following the theme for this year's International Women's Day, we want to shine a light on some of the innovative women in our region's healthcare throughout history, from setting up health advisory clinics, to founding the first general medical practice in Newcastle.

Get involved

Thursday 7 March, 2 – 3pm, MS Teams

You’re invited to take part in the celebrations and show your support by joining this year's ICB IWD webinar. The online event will host guest speakers from different organisation across the North East and North Cumbia, who will share stories on their leadership journeys, have discussions around inspiring inclusion for the future, and answer your questions and comments.

A recording from the event will be able to watch here.

Inspiring inclusion, collectively forging a more inclusive world for women

Wednesday 6 March, 12 – 1.30pm, online event

Join this special tri-service event to hear from senior female leaders on their journeys so far and to learn more on their thoughts for a more inclusive world for women.

To book your place contact: diversity@neas.nhs.uk

Friday 8 March, 10.00 – 12.00pm, Zoom

Join our chief executive Sam Allen, at the Health and Care Women Leaders Network on International Women’s Day 2024 (IWD2024) as chair of the network, to celebrate and highlight work underway to progress gender equality and enhance inclusivity for women working in healthcare.

Book your free place here and join in on the celebrations.

The Heartbeat Podcast

Focussing on all things North East and North Cumbria, healthcare and those colleagues who really inspire and provide an innovative approach to our day to day lives.

Our first ever episode launches today, in light of international women's day: starring executive director for corporate governance, communications and involvement, Claire Riley.

Listen to the episode on Spotify here.

Watch the episode on YouTube here.

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