What is a Staff Network? 

Staff Networks are an integral vehicle for promoting inclusivity and belonging.

There are two main types of staff network:

  1. Diversity networks that provide a safe space for people who share a particular characteristic and Allies.  
  2. Forums, that seek to influence organisational policy.

Who can attend a System Network? 

System Networks are for all staff and volunteers who are employed or support our Lincolnshire health and Social Care organisations.

  • Trust Providers 
  • Integrated Care Board (ICB)
  • Primary Care
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Adult Social Care 
  • St Barnabas 
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • EMAS

Benefits of attending a Network

  • To have a break from judgement and unsolicited opinions.
  • A place to feel supported and respected.

  • Where you can collect and share information and lived experience related to questions and issues of practice.

  • Through connecting people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently or at all.

  • To explore new possibilities.
  • Solve challenging problems.  
  • Create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.

  • To encourage members to use their knowledge for voicing and influencing real change.

  • To become an effective Ally it helps to attend networks and events so you can listen to what is being discussed and understand lived experience. Effective Allies are advocates for championing change.