Head of organisational development
Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy 2019-22 (PDF)
We engage with a range of formal and informal networks and forums on all key developments which impact on our workforce and service users. These include our Joint Staff Consultative Committee, staff-side representatives and our three equality staff networks.
Currently CLCH facilitates the Rainbow Network for LGBT+ staff, the Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN) and the Race Equality Network. These networks meet regularly and organise events and discussion forums throughout the year across the Trust to promote the voices of their members.
Our Rainbow Network provides a safe and confidential space in which issues of relevance to LGBT people can be discussed openly and within a confidential environment.
They represent the views of LGBT staff and advocate for LGBT patients/ service users within CLCH.
Most importantly, the members work with CLCH to eliminate discrimination and inequality particularly on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity for our patients.
To improve access and experience for LGBT patients the network supports the public health messages in LGBT communities and improves service delivery and engagement.
The network now has a core membership of over 30 members. The key achievements include:
We raise awareness amongst our health professionals of the health inequalities and health outcomes facing lesbian and bi-sexual women as well as gay and bi-sexual men.
Using the Stonewall research (available below via the links below) we explain why ensuring equality for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual patients is so important.
Prescription for Change 2008 (PDF)
Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Survey 2013 (PDF)
We are part of the Diversity Champions Programme, run by Stonewall, the UK's leading gay rights organisation.
This is to continue our positive equality work for all employees and patients by becoming Diversity Champions.
The Stonewall Diversity Champions are actively working to create working environments that are free from fear, free from discrimination and where staff can be valued as individuals.
The National Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a benchmarking tool introduced by NHS England to assess annually the progress of race equality within NHS organisations, following an initial evidence baseline gathered in 2015. It is designed to improve outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff when compared with white staff, by analysing quantitative and qualitative data against nine indicators, with a view to closing the gap between the experience of BAME and white staff over time through an action plan.
CLCH has been publishing its results annually since 2015.
The WRES Action Plan 2018-19 was aimed at addressing the findings of the report and was developed by our WRES taskforce.
This has now been updated in our 2019 report and action plan.
For more information on the WRES reports and action plans, please contact: email@example.com.
Stonewall exists to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, know they're not alone. They partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better.
London Friend provides support services for LGBT people including counselling, social and support groups, drug and alcohol support service and telephone advice.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBT young homeless people. Tel. 020 7831 6562.
Galop gives advice and support to LGBT people who have experienced bi phobia, homophobia, trans phobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Helpline: 020 7704 2040.
Opening Doors London supports older LGBT people to provide social opportunities. Tel: 020 7239 0446.