Delivered by the NHS Confederation, the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network is a free network for LGBTQ+ leaders, aspiring leaders and allies working across health and care.
We provide a safe, supportive space to connect, learn, and develop through events, campaigns, podcasts, blogs and key reports.
Our network aims to:
- Support members and partners to advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality
- Improve the experience of LGBTQ+ staff and patients by advocating for change and amplifying under-represented voices
- Increase the numbers and visibility of LGBTQ+ staff on boards and in senior leadership positions.
Join us to connect with your peers, champion inclusion and help influence change across the system.
Yes! The network is free to join and open to LGBTQ+ leaders, aspiring leaders and allies.
Sign-up via our short online form. It is free to join if you are an LGBTQ+ leader, aspiring leader or ally working across health and care.
You will receive access to event invitations, a monthly bulletin with the latest developments in equality, diversity and inclusion, alongside opportunities to learn, develop and build connections.
Health and Care Network of LGBTQ+ Networks
A network for chairs and leads of LGBTQ+ networks hosted by the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Network.
26 July 2023
Health and Care LGBTQ+ Inclusion Framework
A practical framework enabling health and care leaders to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ staff and service users.
28 September 2022
Leading for all: supporting trans and non-binary healthcare staff
Supporting leaders to understand the needs of transgender and non-binary colleagues so they can perform their duties and provide high-quality allyship
19 September 2023
Latest news and articles
Identifying and actioning the needs of your LGBTQ+ staff
Details on using the NHS Staff Survey data to better understand the experiences of your LGBTQ+ people.
12 July 2022
Letter to Rt Hon Liz Truss MP on conversion practices
The NHS Confederation has written to Liz Truss regarding the decision to exclude trans people from the ban on so called conversion therapy.
7 April 2022
Conversion therapy survey findings
Findings from the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Network and the Mental Health Network's survey asking for members' views on the conversion ban consultation.
7 December 2021
What is the experience of LGBTQ+ NHS staff?
The NHS Staff Survey highlights the inequalities faced by LGBTQ+ staff and is a measure of how our healthcare system cares for those who care for us.
To thine own self be true: reflections on authentic leadership
Peter Molyneux shares the challenges of being authentic while in a leadership role, and what it means to be an authentic leader.
27 September 2022
Barclay has attacked the founding principles of the NHS
Equality, diversity, and inclusion roles have always been key to the NHS and mustn't be compromised.
10 November 2023
Highlights - Women in Leadership: Turning Intent into Action
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network hosted its seventh annual conference, on 1 November 2023 in Leeds.
1 November 2023 09:30 GMT
Primary Care Conference 2024
Primary care at the interface - maximising the opportunity of greater connection in neighbourhood, place and system.
28 February 2024 08:00 - 18:00 GMT