Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network

Join our network as an LGBTQ+ leader, aspiring leader or ally to help influence change across the system.
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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 in health and care
  • Improve the experience of LGBTQ+ staff and patients by amplifying under-represented voices and enabling peer learning and peer support
  • 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.

  • If you are a chair or lead of an LGBTQ+ staff network across the NHS, find out more about our Health and Care Network of LGBTQ+ Networks.

    Access a guide on setting up your own network, which outlines a checklist of key steps to consider when establishing a network within your organisation.

  • For general enquiries please email us

    Stay up to date with our news and join the conversation on Twitter @NHSC_LGBTQ.

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Be part of a diverse network of people from across health and care.

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