06 / 7 / 2015 11.03am
NHS Employers took an open-top bus to the capital for the first time to be part of the Pride in London parade.
Colleagues from across the NHS joined one million revellers to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. The biggest parade yet saw over 250 vehicles travel from Baker Street to Trafalgar Square.
We were delighted to be joined on the bus by representatives from neighbouring NHS organisations including the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, London Ambulance Trust, Central London Community Health Trust, Central and North West London NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and many more.
“NHS Employers was involved in Pride in London for the second year running, but with our ‘Rainbow Bus’ our presence was even bigger this year," said Paul Deemer, NHS Employers head of equality, diversity and human rights. "Marching alongside numerous other health and social care organisations, we were really proud to see the fantastic response of the crowds to this visible support from the NHS. We look forward to showing a similar lead in Leeds in August.”
You can take a look at some of the pictures from the day and read a first-hand account of the celebrations in a blog from Darran Hudson, NHS Employers and Oliver Gregory, Bromley Healthcare.
Find out more about Pride in London, one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) celebrations in the world, which provides a platform for everyone to get involved from the London LGBT community.
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