The NHS People Plan was launched on 30 July 2020 with the ambition of fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging in the NHS.
The NHS People Plan was launched on 30 July with the ambition of fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging in the NHS.
Compassion, inclusion and voice were listed among the pillars of the NHS People Promise – the centerpiece commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS – and actions were included to develop inclusive leadership and to tackle the inequalities faced by some staff groups.
Following the plan’s launch, we recognised that while many individuals welcomed the increased focus on equality and inclusion, there was also some distress and disappointment relating to the plan’s specific content around LGBTQ+ recognition, visibility and support.
We launched a short survey to gather the views of our network and their reflections on the language and content of the plan. The chair of the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network, Peter Molyneux, will be sharing the insights provided by network members with the chief people officer for NHS England.
This briefing summarises the major themes and findings from the survey.