The So Heard survey of LGBT people who work in the NHS in Bristol was launched on the 27th of February.
As part of the Pacesetters Programme the NHS in Bristol wants to find out how best to support its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff.
The Pacesetters programme is a partnership between local communities who experience health inequalities, the NHS and the Department of Health. The overall aim of the programme is to deliver equality and diversity improvements and innovations resulting in Patient and user involvement in the design and delivery of services, Reduced health inequalities for patients and service users andWorkplaces that are fair and free of discrimination.
The inequalities work addresses the six equality strands of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation
As a first step, it has employed an independent LGBT run company to organise the So Heard project to encourage Bristol LGBT NHS staff to complete a staff survey.
Those people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender, and work for the NHS in Bristol, are invited to take part in the survey on your experiences of working for the NHS. It is an ideal opportunity to add their valuable input in a confidential way.
The survey is available on by visiting www.nhs-lgbt-bristol-staff.org.uk where you can fill in a survey. The website also allows the opportunity to download a questionnaire and return it through the post.