Karl Roberts is the senior programme lead for patient and staff experience at the NHS Leadership Academy. To mark this year’s Inclusion Week, Karl reflects on his experiences of how LGBT+ people were treated within the Deaf community in the past and whether any progress has been made.
The Rainbow Alliance is a network of staff, service users and carers who are all committed to enhancing the quality of the services which Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust deliver to the LGBT+ community. Mary Seacole programme graduate and clinical team manager, Kate Ward, shares her personal motivations for setting up the network and the steps she took to build support for what has now become a movement.
Simon Stanton is a UK-trained diagnostic allied healthcare provider and has been living in Sydney, Australia for 13 years. To mark this year’s LGBT+ History Month and its theme of geography – mapping the world, Simon sheds light on some of the equality issues facing Australia’s healthcare system.
Chris Oliver, chief operating officer at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the personal impact of the Nye Bevan programme, which helped him progress his NHS career and deliver a new Discharge to Assess model of care.
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Despite 30 years of investment, the equality and diversity agenda hasn’t moved forward at anywhere near the pace we would have liked. Indeed, many colleagues have lost sight of the value this work brings. Tracie Jolliff explores the need to go back to basics.