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UHB Connected

Now more than ever, it’s important that we stay connected with each other and with what’s happening at UHB. Scroll down to see the different ways you can stay up to date.

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Briefing sessions

Get updates on the big issues at UHB, straight from senior managers, and ask your own questions. Read on to find out about each session, and see how to join.

Monthly team briefs

All staff team brief

Hosted via Zoom by Interim Chief Executive Jonathan Brotherton. Hear about all the things affecting your job. Submit your own question or give a shout out to an individual or team in advance via Slido, using #teambrief.

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CEO Connected

Hosted on Zoom, this your weekly update from our Interim Chief Executive, Jonathan Brotherton, as well as a chance to ask him any questions you might have.

Join CEO Connected (opens in new window)

Joint divisional team brief

Join via Zoom to find out from the Managing Directors what is happening in each of your divisions and have your questions answered.

Getting to work webinar

Hosted on Zoom, the getting to work webinar takes place every two months and provides updates on transport, parking and other factors that impact your journey to and from work.

How to join the briefing sessions

Open to all staff, team briefs, CEO Connected and getting to work webinars webinars are held on Zoom. Links have been sent to all Trust calendars. If you don't have yours, please email the Communications team.


Staff Facebook groups

Join one or join them all to get site-specific or Trust-wide information.

When requesting to join these closed groups, please remember to answer all the questions to avoid your request being declined.

News bulletins

In the Loop

Your weekly electronic UHB news round-up is delivered to your Trust email account every Thursday. Send news items to Communications by 09:30 on Wednesday to be included in that week's bulletin.

UHB Connected

The printed staff newspaper that bring news tailored to each of our hospital sites. UHB Connected is available at various locations across Good Hope, Heartlands, Queen Elizabeth and Solihull hospitals, and some of our satellite sites. You can also download the latest version online.

UHB intranet

Check your intranet for information from across the Trust, including:

  • discounts and staff benefits
  • getting to work
  • on-site facilities
  • personal finances and pensions

Open Chrome or Edge on your Trust PC to view the intranet.

Staff networks

Staff networks help staff to connect, socialise, support each other and discuss issues relevant to their communities.

Networks include:

  • BAME
  • carers
  • disability and long-term conditions
  • LGBT+
  • mental health and well-being
  • neurodiversity
  • women
  • young people

The networks are run by, and for, members with support from the Inclusion team. For further information, please email the team.


Building Healthier Teams

Building Healthier Teams is a dedicated leadership portal for our people managers across UHB. The portal provides support, inspiration and a sense of community for our leaders, with regular leadership stories, masterclasses and weekly nudges. Visit the website to find out more.

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Shout-outs and thank-yous

Good news doesn’t always travel as fast as it should, but at UHB there's a wide range of ways to share and celebrate your team’s successes. Email your good news or suggestions on what you would like to see featured in our news to the Communications team.

You can also compliment a member of staff or a team that goes above and beyond. These thank-yous are shared with our Executive Team and across the Trust. All you have to do is visit Slido and use #TeamBrief to leave your comment, or contact the Communications team.