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Tuesday 26 March 2019
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Roger Black MBE delivers inspirational talk to Trust staff

Roger Black

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has a strong record of leadership development.  The Trust believes in equipping their leaders and managers with both the technical and personal skills to lead the delivery of excellent patient care.  As part of that initiative the Trust invited Olympic medallist and television presenter, Roger Black MBE, along to their regular manager’s forum. 

Lorraine Statham, Assistant Director Leadership and Personal Development, said: 

“This was a high energy event, and Roger certainly rose to the challenge by giving a talk which was both informative and inspirational.  He reinforced the coaching culture we have been building in the Trust, as well as reminding us of the need to spot and nurture our talented staff.”

Roger was very generous with his time – and with his Olympic medals!  For many people it was the first time they had had opportunity to see, touch and wear an Olympic medal and Roger was happy to chat and be photographed with staff. 

More importantly, Roger took time to sign up to our Time to Change pledge to support changing attitudes towards mental health.  Roger also did sterling work on the ‘smoothie bike’ as part of the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) initiative which supports people to make and maintain positive lifestyle behaviour changes.