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LGBT 'Let's Get Better Together' Programme

Our new LGBT 'Let's Get Better Together' programme begins in 2018. The aim is to ensure NHS ambulance staff are able to openly identify as LGBT and have access to the same level of support regardless of where they work in the United Kingdom. This three-stage programme will be supported by a dedicated Programme Lead.

Let's Get Better Together Overview

This document outlines the mission for the 'Let's Get Better Together' programme and the three defined stages to developing Ambulance Trusts into LGBT inclusive employers. This programme will become the primary workstream of the National Ambulance LGBT Network in 2018 and 2019.

'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Overview

Let's Get Better Together Programme Tracker

The aim of this document is to help individual LGBT Network’s track their progress with the ‘Let’s Get Better Together’ programme. The ten developments are those outlined in the ‘Establishing Your Staff Network’ pack and this document should be read together with this additional information.

This tracker provides a consistent way for networks to monitor their progress and also offers a way of reporting within individual Ambulance Trusts.

'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Tracker

A Powerpoint version of this document is available from the Network's Chair and 'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Lead.

LGBT Programme Baseline Report - April 2018

A copy of our initial baseline report can be found below.

'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Baseline Assessment Report

LGBT Programme Progress Report - October 2018

Six months in to the programme, we report on the progress made by all our LGBT Networks.

'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Progress Report - October 2018

Establishing Your Staff Network

The Network has been asked to support some services to set up and maintain their LGBT staff networks. Our information pack provides ten developments that are designed to generate discussion and focus on things that really make a difference.

The newly expanded pack is full of useful tips, activities to get people talking and the results of a survey drawing together experiences from people who have already established a staff network.

This resource forms Stage One of the 'Let's Get Better Together' programme and several workshop events are planned for 2018.

'Establishing Your Staff Network' Resource Pack

Evaluating the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard

This information pack gives an overview of the standard introduced by NHS England in October 2017. Although the standard describes a standardised question for collecting sexual orientation demographic information, there are notable issues for its implementation in ambulance services.

The pack describes these issues and suggests how changing the focus to staff monitoring can have a bigger impact on tackling internal discrimination. Examples of good practice are described and resources identified.

Evaluating the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard