At Combined Healthcare, we are delighted to be launching our service user and staff surveys as part of our assessment process for the (updated) NHS Rainbow Badge scheme.
The updated (Phase 2) NHS Rainbow Badge scheme, developed in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation, Stonewall, the LGBT Consortium, Switchboard and GLADD, incorporates an assessment and accreditation model. It allows Trusts to demonstrate and build on their commitment to reducing barriers to healthcare for LGBT people, whilst evidencing the good work they have already undertaken.
All Trusts taking part receive a graded award reflecting their current LGBT inclusion work and are able to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold award.
In addition to the award, crucially, we will receive a comprehensive feedback report and action plan, which is designed to help Trusts achieve the next level and help facilitate meaningful change specifically designed to improve the experiences of our LGBT+ service users and colleagues.
We have already completed stage one of the assessment process (submitted in January 2022), which relates to how our commitment to LGBT+ inclusion is demonstrated through our Trust level communications and wording in our policies.
We now want to hear from our service users in a short survey – how inclusive do you feel Combined Healthcare is?
All staff and service users are invited to participate – whether or not they identify as LGBT+.
Complete the short survey
Whether you identify as LGBT+ or not, we would like to hear from you!
The survey will take just 2 minutes to complete and will helps us build a picture from our staff on how LGBT+ inclusive we are.
All responses are anonymous which means we do not take any identifying information in this survey.
The survey closes on 15 May 2022
To access the survey in alternative formats, including a variety of languages and easy read, click here.
Combined Healthcare staff can access their survey via the Trust intranet.