Leaders from across the healthcare system agree that for the LGBTQ+ population to recover and thrive after the pandemic, the way services are designed and delivered, and the workforce environments they are delivered in, must change.
Following a scoping roundtable (recording below), and consultation with the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network members, we have developed a series of recommendations to help healthcare leaders, service designers and commissioners ensure their services and workplaces meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ population:
- Create visible leadership and confident staff
- Create a strong knowledge base
- Be non-heteronormative and non-cisnormative in everything you do
- Take responsibility for collecting and reporting data
- Listen to your service users
- Proactively seek out partners to co-deliver services
Read them in more detail by downloading our info-poster on the left-hand side of this page.
We have also identified 11 pilot sites from across the country to start implementing these recommendations over the next year. These sites are:
- West London NHS Trust
- The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
- Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group
- Northern Care Alliance
- East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
- North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
We will follow their progress closely and produce an implementation framework at the end of the pilot period.