Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans and Allies Forum

The aim of the forum is to ensure the Trust recognises and involves staff and volunteers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or non-binary (LGBT+) and/or relationship diverse or as an LGBT+ ally.

For the first time in 2018, GOSH had a presence at Pride in London – a great day was had by all and our aim is to support annual staff attendance. 

In particular, forum members identified a number of priority areas which will be the focus for the first year or so:

  • Visibility of LBGT+ staff and families
  • Policy and management issues
  • Mentoring, training and education (including issues around terminology and behaviours)
  • Inclusive, varied and publicised events
  • Linkages with other forums and groups
  • Sharing experience and support

Members of the LGBT+ and Allies Forum Executive Team are:

  • Forum co-chairs: Jamie Wilcox and Nikki Low
  • Event organisers: Beth Reeves, James Calvert and Tom Byford
  • Administrator/coordinator: Meredith Mora and Beki Moult 

We will also be identifying specific pieces of work to achieve these priorities – if you have any ideas, would like to be involved, or want further information about the Forum, please email lgbtstaff@gosh.nhs.uk