Midlands NHS Trust selected to take part in national pilot for phase two of the Rainbow Badge
The Rainbow Badge was introduced to NHS organisations across the country in 2019, to promote a message of LGBT+ inclusion and to show that participating organisations aim to be open, non-judgemental and inclusive places for LGBT+ people.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is delighted to be one of just ten NHS Trusts to be selected to take part in a national pilot for phase two of the Rainbow Badge scheme, demonstrating its commitment to supporting and valuing LGBT+ staff and ensuring inclusive practices within its services.
Phase two will benchmark NHS organisations for their work on LGBT+ inclusion with a bronze, silver and gold tiered awards model and will be run in collaboration by LGBT Foundation, Stonewall, Consortium, Switchboard and GLADD.
Neil Carr, Chief Executive at MPFT said, “We are honoured to have been selected as one of only ten Trusts nationally to take part in the Rainbow Badge phase two pilot. Here at MPFT, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture for everyone, where diversity and differences are celebrated and embraced. This is a perfect opportunity for us to build upon the excellent work done to date through our LGBT+ Staff Network.”
Around 1500 MPFT staff members have taken the pledge from the first phase of the NHS Rainbow badge project, showing their support for LGBT+ patients and colleagues.