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The Staff Disability Forum exists to provide a support network for staff and to facilitate positive changes in the organisation. Staff engagement and feedback is vital for the organisation to work together. The Staff Disability Forum was set up in 2015. 

If you would like to join our forum please contact: kate.ocker@ggc.scot.nhs.uk and if you wish to join the forum’s mailing list, please be assured that your personal details will not be disclosed and you can be part of the forum anonymously. Emails sent will always be blind copied.

The Forum has a social media presence on Facebook (click here) and Twitter (coming soon).

Kate Ocker is Chair of the Staff Disability Network and is a Research Nurse, based at Gartnavel General Hospital.

Kate leads the Forum with commitment and determination and shares “I developed my own disability in 2005. It came out of the blue and turned my world upside down. My experiences of how I was then treated and perceived have left me with a burning passion to make sure nobody ever has to face that. Working together, we can achieve a valued, diverse workforce. I would love to see more people accessing the Staff Disability Forum for support, to contribute and above all, to make a difference. Sharing good practice is as helpful as raising concerns. You can contact in confidence, or you can join meetings and know that your voice is heard and valued.”

Kate looks forward to growing and developing our Disability Staff Forum, as part of Growing our Great Community.

Our Staff Disability forum aims to:
  • Promote equality
  • Protect staff against discrimination
  • Encourage colleagues to share their lived experiences
  • Empower staff to feel able to confidently disclose their disability
Terms of Reference
Meeting Dates for 2022
  • Tuesday 9 August 2022 at 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 2 November 2022 at 1.00pm