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LGBT+ Network

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) is committed to being an inclusive employer for all. We want to attract the best people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to support us in providing outstanding patient care.

If you’re interested in working for an award-winning organisation that promotes diversity and inclusion at every level, and in every department, then join our Trust for a rewarding job that you can bring your full-self to.

How are we committed to inclusion? Over the past year alone, WSFT has been making huge strides in being an inclusive employer. Our executive Board is fully committed to diversity and inclusion, with our medical director being a senior LGB&T+ ally. So far we’ve:

  • Joined Stonewall as a diversity champion
  • Set up our LGB&T+ network
  • Launched rainbow lanyards and badges to increase visibility
  • Hosted a variety of people to talk on LGB&T+ topics, including the Kite Trust to provide trans awareness training
  • Attended the Stonewall workplace conference
  • Implemented a trans policy for both staff and patients
  • Consulted staff on updating our bullying and harassment policy
  • And of course, taken part in Suffolk Pride 2019!

Contact details

If you have any queries about the LGBT+ network, please contact us at LGBTnetwork@wsh.nhs.uk or @WSFT_LGBT on Twitter.

NHS rainbow badge pledge

By choosing to wear the NHS rainbow badge, you’re sending a message that people can approach and talk to you about issues of gender and sexuality.

You aren’t expected to have answers to all their issues and concerns but you do have the responsibility to share a friendly ear and promote a positive message of inclusion. You can sign post people to support via the intranet’s staff supporters page or by contacting LGBTnetwork@wsh.nhs.uk

Please complete the form below if you would like a sign up to the NHS rainbow badge pledge: