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International Human Resources Day

20 May 2022

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An international day of recognition for all the hardworking HR and people professionals around the world.

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Clinical Trials Day

20 May 2022

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Clinical Trials Day recognises the people who conduct and participate in clinical trials. It is a way to say “thank you” for their efforts to improve public health.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

19 May 2022

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To get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/ impairments.

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International events raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

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Cake Sale and Static Bike Ride

12 May 2022 11:30am – 3:00pm

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Cake Sale and Static Bike ride in the main foyer from 11am onwards.  Everyone welcome.Proceed go to Valley Hospital Charity.

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International Nurses Day

12 May 2022

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International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.

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Greeting Cards Fundraiser

11 May 2022 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Greeting cards to raise money for charity

The Fundraising Team and volunteers will be manning a stand in the main entrance of Darent Valley Hospital on Wednesday 11 May from 10am – 2pm. Staff can find out all about the range of fundraising and volunteering opportunities available to them, their family and friends. We shall also be selling our new branded greeting cards which are available to buy from £1 each. All proceeds raised from the cards will go to Valley Hospital Charity. The cards can also be purchased from the fundraising office on the fourth floor so do head up to have a browse.

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Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week

9 May 2022 12:00am – 11:55pm

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A national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.

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International Midwives Day

5 May 2022

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A day to celebrate midwives and showcase key stories from your nursing workforce in your organsiation.

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Global Hand Hygiene Day

5 May 2022

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Aiming to prevent healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control action.

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Deaf Awareness Week

4 May 2022 – 9 May 2022

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Deaf awareness week is all about promoting the positive aspects of living with deafness. This events aims to raise awareness of the isolation that deaf people can occasionally experience, and promote the importance of social inclusion around the deaf community. 

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Mental Health Awareness Month

1 May 2022

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Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. 

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National Walking Month

1 May 2022

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It’s time to get walking for National Walking Month!

You may not realise it, but May is National Walking Month and now the evenings are lighter for longer, this makes it the perfect time to get outside, and get walking. Walking has a whole host of different health benefits that you can use to motivate you to introduce walking into your daily lives.

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On Your Feet Britian

28 April 2022

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Workers across Britain unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.

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Lesbian Visibility Day

26 April 2022

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Celebrating Lesbian Visibility day is one way to recognise the contributions that lesbians make, to foster understanding between different groups and to acknowledge that more needs to be done.

Beyond this day, there is a need to understand whether or not lesbians are feeling included, valued and engaged or what might improve this.

In the raft of diversity and inclusion activities – policy-making, using inclusive language and visuals, for example – we benefit from remembering that the LGBT+ umbrella is capacious and diverse and that lesbians are not a homogenous group within that.

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Multiple Sclerosis Week

25 April 2022 – 1 May 2022

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MS Awareness Week 2022 will run from 25 April - 1 May. It's a chance for us to all raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and say #LetsTalkMS #MSWeek

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National Stalking Awareness Week

25 April 2022 – 29 April 2022

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Every year, we celebrate National Stalking Awareness Week by campaigning to raise awareness around a different issue related to stalking.

This year, our campaign is called Bridging The Gap, highlighting the vital role that stalking advocates play in bridging the gap between the victim and the criminal justice system. We know that sometimes it can be hard to navigate police investigations and court hearings on your own as a victim, hence why the role of advocates is so integral in ensuring the victims remain empowered by keeping their voice at the forefront of the case. 

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DGT Charity Rugby Match: Dads vs Docs

22 April 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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In what promises to be a no quarter given, or asked, encounter all proceeds will go to support men's mental health, with particular focus on providing better provisions and support for new Dads on the maternity wards at Darent Valley Hospital.

This event has been organised by staff members at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

Come along and join the fun - Click here to book a place

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Easter

15 April 2022 12:00am – 18 April 2022 11:55pm

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Vaisakhi Celebrations

14 April 2022 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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Join the Trust in celebrating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.

There will be an information stall and celebrations in the Wellbeing Marquee from 14:30 onwards and tea trolleys will be making their way round to the wards with delicious samosas and chai tea - a must try!

If you would like to take part and help out on the stand or visiting wards, please email: dgn-tr.edi.dgt@nhs.net 

 

 

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Autism Awareness Month

1 April 2022

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Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes. 

Autism Awareness Month emphasises the need for public awareness to promote acceptance, celebrate the differences, and be more inclusive towards autistic individuals around us.

 

 

 

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Ramadan begins

1 April 2022

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World Bipolar Day

30 March 2022

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World Bipolar Day is observed on March 30 every year, on the birthday of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh — one of the most influential artists in the history of Western art. His creativity was paralleled with his mental illness and he was posthumously diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder dramatically affects the mood and may result in episodes of depression and elation, which can affect one’s health, productivity, and relationships. World Bipolar Day educates and promotes the spread of information on bipolar disorder through international collaborative efforts.

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Clocks Go Forward

27 March 2022 2:00am – 2:05am

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Remember to turn your clocks 1 hour forward at 2am.

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Mothering Sunday

27 March 2022

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Mothering Sunday is a day honouring mothers and mother churches, celebrated in the UK, Ireland and some Commonweatlh countries on the 4th Sunday in Lent since the Middle Ages.

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Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

26 March 2022

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Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Canada is the only country in the world who officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012.

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On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.

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World Oral Health Day

20 March 2022

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Celebrated globally every year on 20 March. Organised by FDI World Dental Federation .

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International Pronouns Day

19 March 2022

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Seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

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Swallowing Awareness Day

16 March 2022

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Swallowing Awareness Day will be held on 16 March 2022, as part of NHS Nutrition and Hydration Week (14 – 20 March)

#Swallowaware2022

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Learning at Work Week

16 March 2022 12:00am – 11:55pm

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Celebrate lifelong learning at work, explore learning and build learning cultures everywhere!

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World Social Work Day

15 March 2022

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World Social Work Day is celebrated across the world. The 2022 theme has been promoted by social work and now involves extensive global partnerships representing 100s of millions of people.

 

#WSWD2022

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Day

15 March 2022

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A day celebrating the fantastic work of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

 

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World Blood Donor Day

14 March 2022

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Raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

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Midwife Open Evening

2 November 2021 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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Find out more about our Midwifery Open Evening

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Cobweb Walk at Cobham Hall

31 October 2021

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Raising funds for Valley Hospital Charity

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