Understanding LGBT+ employee networks in the NHS

This report sets out key findings and recommendations following a three-year study on how LGBT+ employee networks operate within the NHS.
Dr Anna Einarsdóttir, Professor Karen Mumford, Professor Yvonne Birks, Dr Bridget Lockyer and Dr Melisa Sayli

9 October 2020

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This report from The University of York explores how LGBT+ employee networks in the NHS are run, what they can do to improve relationships between colleagues, and ultimately, how they can improve the wellbeing of LGBT+ employees. It sets out a series of recommendations on how networks could be used in inclusive work environments

Written by Dr Anna Einarsdottir, Senior Lecturer in Work, Management and Organisation at the University of York, the research includes an analysis of over 4,000 completed surveys by NHS staff, in depth case studies looking at nine NHS organisations who provided access to their LGBT networks and 66 interviews.

The report concludes unequivocally that, while the NHS provide a very positive space for many LGBT+ networks students, there is a real need for the sector to engage with LGBT+ networks and to review how it provides support for networks to ensure NHS trusts get the most from their LGBT+ networks.

Download the report and the executive summary to find out more.