Embedding and empowering LGBTQ+ staff networks

This webinar covered the latest good practice on LGBTQ+ staff networks in the NHS and what can be done to ensure they operate effectively.

General information

15 December 2021 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
Open to all

Held in partnership with NHS Employers, the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network and NHS England and NHS Improvement, this webinar highlighted good practice and experiences of LGBTQ+ networks operating in the NHS.

The session addressed the growing complex role of allies and the unique issues facing LGBTQ+ people across intersections of our community - including disability, faith and ethnicity.

The event was chaired by Dr Michael Brady FRCP, national advisor for LGBT Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement.


  • Inclusion at work - perspectives on LGBTQ+ working lives
    Peter Molyneux - Chair, Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network, Chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and member of the Mental Health Network board 
  • The role and impact of LGBTQ+ networks within the NHS 
    Dr Anna Einarsdóttir - University of York
  • The complex role of allies, LGBTQ+ networks and intersectionality
    Liz Ward - Director of Programmes, Stonewall
  • Case Study - How can LGBTQ+ networks work together to be more influential?
    Nick Groves - Convenor, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust LGBTQ+ Network 
  • Case Study - North Tees Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust LGBT Network
    Stuart Harper-Reynolds - LGBTQ+ Network Chair, North Tees Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Q&A  
    Chaired by Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

Who attended 
This event was aimed at equality, diversity and inclusion leads, and staff network chairs/co-chairs/leads. 

Watch the recording
The session was recorded and can be viewed below in two parts. Powerpoint slides can also be downloaded for some of the speaker sessions:

The role and impact of LGBTQ+ networks and intersectionality
Case study - How can LGBTQ+ networks work together to be more influential

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