Here's an introduction from Tina, our new chair - and how you can get involved with the CHFT Disability Network. 

Hello, my name is Tina Knight (Clinical Service Lead and CNS for Pain), and I am the new chair of CHFT's Disability Network (formally CDAG - Colleague Disability Action Group).

I am passionate about supporting our colleagues who have visible and non-visible disabilities within the organisation, and this group is open to all colleagues who identify with any kind of disability.

Since taking over as chair I have been asked to be involved in looking at various documents, including Access to Work and Disability Passports.

If you are interested in attending the group meetings via Teams, please drop me an email to 

Our meetings are split into two sections. The first 30 minutes will let us focus on how we are going to make a difference in the organisation. Then the last half an hour is a safe space for you to discuss your experiences, whether positive or negative, in the workplace.

All meetings will run between 12:30 – 13:30 on the following dates:

  • Thursday 18 May 2023
  • Thursday 13 July 2023
  • Thursday 21 September 2023
  • Monday 4 December 2023