How the Network Works
Each NHS Ambulance Trust has appointed two representatives to sit on a national committee. This group meets four times a year and is responsible for the co-ordination of activities and development of the objectives.
Two of the key developments have been to create a website and resource base, and also arrange a national conference, bringing together LGBT+ ambulance staff from across the United Kingdom and focussing people on some of the health inequalities.
Task and finish group meetings happen to progress these initiatives and we are always looking for committed people who can help us to develop things further.
Achievements So Far
Some of the key achievements of the National Ambulance LGBT+ Network are:
- Holding four very well received national conferences between 2016 and 2019 - sadly our 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to Covid-19.
- Launched a website and resource base.
- Supporting the development of trans resources specifically for the ambulance service.
- Bringing LGBT staff together at a number of large Pride events.
- Launching a programme to help the development of LGBT networks across the United Kingdom.
- Having our first academic article published.
If you would like to be involved with the National Ambulance LGBT+ Network we would encourage you to make contact with your local LGBT+ Network first. The details of key contacts can be found on the 'Networks' page. We currently have two representatives for each Trust but we are always looking for support with the larger events, such as the annual conference or larger Pride events.
If you are involved in some work that you think could link with our objectives then please let us know. We are very keen to support the development of resources to give LGBT+ patients a better experience, and to provide better support to our staff.