Embedding and empowering LGBTQ+ staff networks

This webinar covered the latest good practice on LGBTQ+ staff networks in the NHS and what can be done to ensure they operate effectively.

General information

15 December 2021 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
Open to all

Held in partnership with NHS Employers, the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network and NHS England and NHS Improvement, this webinar highlighted good practice and experiences of LGBTQ+ networks operating in the NHS.

The session addressed the growing complex role of allies and the unique issues facing LGBTQ+ people across intersections of our community - including disability, faith and ethnicity.

The event was chaired by Dr Michael Brady FRCP, national advisor for LGBT Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement.


    • Inclusion at work - perspectives on LGBTQ+ working lives
      Peter Molyneux - Chair, Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network,
       Chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and member of the Mental Health Network board 
    • The role and impact of LGBTQ+ networks within the NHS 
      Dr Anna Einarsdóttir - University of York
    • The complex role of allies, LGBTQ+ networks and intersectionality
      Liz Ward - Director of Programmes, Stonewall
    • Case study - How can LGBTQ+ networks work together to be more influential? 
      Nick Groves - Convenor, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust LGBTQ+ Network 
    • Case study - North Tees Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust LGBT Network
      Stuart Harper-Reynolds - LGBTQ+ Network Chair, North Tees Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
    • Q&A  
      Chaired by Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

    Who attended 
    This event  was is aimed at equality, diversity and inclusion leads, staff network chairs/co-chairs/leads, LGBTQ+ leaders and allies

    Watch the recording
    The session was recorded and can be viewed below in two parts. Powerpoint slides can also be downloaded for some of the speaker sessions:

    The role and impact of LGBTQ+ networks and intersectionality
    Case study - How can LGBTQ+ networks work together to be more influential

    Should you have any accessibility issues please email diversityandinclusion@nhsemployers.org.