I’ve spent a lot of time in my office this week, which isn’t how I like to spend my time but there are weeks when it has to be done. Some days, there seems to be endless MS Teams meetings. I like the idea from Debbie Loke, our Interim Director of IM&T, about starting meetings before or after the hour, to at least give everyone a bit of a gap in between. I’ve also been doing the appraisals for my team and writing them up. These are really important. Everyone at UHDB should get an annual appraisal with their manager and on the whole in any normal year most people do. This year has been different and I know many of you will have been working under exceptional circumstances, such as being redeployed to other areas, or working in different ways, or perhaps shielding. If yours has been delayed and you haven’t yet had your annual appraisal, then please do speak to your manager about this, as it’s a really useful way to help you to be even better at your role.