Have you spotted our NHS rainbow badges?

More than 4,000 staff at RCHT are wearing NHS rainbow badges to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients.

The scheme was developed by Evelina London and rolled out across the Trust in July 2019.
More than 300 NHS organisations, including hospital trusts, clinical commissioning groups and GP surgeries, have requested a special toolkit developed by Evelina London to help roll out the scheme.
Currently one in five trusts in England have already launched the scheme or are planning to roll it out.
The badge is an NHS logo superimposed on the rainbow pride flag and can be worn on lanyards or uniforms. They promote a message of inclusion and are a sign that the wearer is someone you can talk to about issues of sexuality and gender identity.
A Stonewall survey found that one in seven LGBT+ people have avoided medical treatment for fear of discrimination, and almost one in four have witnessed discriminatory or negative remarks against LGBT+ people by healthcare staff.
“Wearing a NHS rainbow badge is a way for our staff to show that RCHT is an open, non-judgemental and inclusive place for children, young people and adults who identify as LGBT+ and that we are here for them in every way. The response from our staff and patients has been extremely positive.”

Added on October 18, 2019, in News - General News