LGBTQ+network

The Network is safe, welcoming and runs social activities throughout the year. You have the opportunity to be yourself, reflect on your experience of BSUH and how you would like to improve processes, communication and the general culture of the workplace.

The Network is open to all BSUH NHS Trust staff, volunteers and students who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies. Connect via LGBT.ForumMailbox@bsuh.nhs.uk or Twitter @BSUH_LGBTQ.

We are proactive in our approach and encourage people to step forward to increase the range of activities and projects we are involved in. We value diversity and strive to reflect BSUH people and include marginalised voices.

The LGBTQ+Network engages with teams and departments across the hospital to ensure the voices of our diverse LGBTQ+ staff, patients and other stakeholders are considered. The Network also works with policy groups, HR, local universities and national bodies to drive equity for LGBTQ+ people.

Further details can be found in the flyers below.

BSUH LGBTQ+ Network Flyer

BSUH NHS Trust Social Side 2018 sign up flyer

Allies programme

Nick Groves (right) with Jess Burgess (BSUH Charity Manager) and Babs Harris (Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) at IDAHOT in 2018.

Nick Groves (Associate Director of 3Ts) is the forum lead convenor and you can get in touch with him if you have any ideas or comments or if you would like to join the core group of volunteers to make BSUH a welcoming organisation for all LGBTQ+ people and allies. You can also get in touch with him if you are a community provider or member of your workplace LGBTQ+ network and would like to explore joint project work.