Our staff

Working together to save and transform lives

More than 5,000 people work for NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) across the UK.

Our experienced staff work in everything from caring for blood donors and clinical research to logistics and finance.

Meet the team

Find out more about some of the people who work for us and what they do.


Our colleague’s safety and wellbeing is a priority for us and we are publishing our management review as part of best practice arrangements to evidence our commitment in this area.

Staff networks 

We want NHSBT to be a great place to work for everyone.

Our staff-run networks help achieve this by championing and supporting our diverse team.

But it’s not just about helping our staff. Our networks use the skills and resources of our employees to benefit our patients and donors too.

GRacE Network

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The Group for Racial Equality (GRacE) Network is a voluntary, self-organised employee group addressing issues and feeding into the NHSBT’s Diversity agenda.

Our aim is to provide a forum for us to connect, socialise and support one another on issues relevant to our communities.

It also provides advice and guidance on policy development to promote an inclusive culture across NHSBT.

LGBT+ Network

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The LGBT+ Network was established in 2017 by our colleagues and for colleagues who identify as LGBT+.

It aims to connect and support LGBT+ colleagues and promote an environment where everyone can come to work without fear of judgement.

The network champions inclusivity and celebrates our diverse workforce as well as the communities we serve.

Find out more about the LGBT+ network

Women's Network

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The Women's Network is a community to celebrate and support NHSBT women that work in STEM or are interested to STEM careers. We aim to:

  • Support women in NHSBT, understanding issues faced and working on strategies to make career development more accessible
  • Provide a platform for colleagues to promote career development for women within NHSBT
  • Share knowledge and experience and promote pathways for career satisfaction and development – maximising potential
  • Creating a safe and diverse environment
  • Recognising and celebrating the skills and talents of women in NHSBT
  • Identifying high achievers at NHSBT and historical figures and promoting their work.

For more information about the network please contact: womens.network@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN)

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The Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN) provides an open and supportive environment for colleagues with disabilities or health conditions.

It also aims to improve attitudes towards disability in the workplace and raise awareness of disability issues.

The network aims to ensure that people with disabilities or health conditions have the same equity of access to support, career progression and development opportunities as everybody else.

Neurodiversity Network

The Neurodiversity Network was established in 2022 for neurodivergent colleagues and people who work with or care for someone with a neurodiverse condition.

There are very unique and specific challenges faced by neurodivergent colleagues in the workplace and this network aims to raise awareness of these issues and improve the recruitment and retention of neurodiverse talent.

We provide a safe space to share experience and offer advice to the organisation about how to make the workplace more neuro-inclusive.