Working with the NHS

Towards an inclusive workplace

Get Involved

Our research depends on hearing as many voices as possible and creating an active debate about the role of LGBT networks in the NHS. There are several ways for you to join the conversation and get involved.

Take part in our survey

As a part of our ESRC project, we launched a survey targeting all employees working at NHS trusts located in England. By using the information from this survey, we aim to address some of the challenges NHS employees may be facing, providing insights on key issues such as pay gaps, the effectiveness of staff networks, discrimination and the voice and inclusion of minority groups.

The survey will take 10 minutes to complete and will help the NHS to understand the culture and environment that surrounds your trust.

Take the survey

The survey is accessible from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, allowing you to complete it on the go. The first round of the survey will be closing on 31st March 2019. All responses are anonymous and treated with strict confidentiality by the named researchers at the University of York.

We also would like to invite you to share the survey with your colleagues in your trust. The more responses we get from your trust, the more we are able to say about the culture surrounding your work environment.

The results of the study and the final report will be published in April 2020.

Contribute to discussions on our blog

Our blog is the main way we update you on our latest findings, and it is important for us to hear what you think. Do our results chime with your experiences? Is there something we’ve missed or could pay more attention to? How can we work together to build more inclusive working environments using LGBT networks? As well as updates, we will also be running opinion polls and letting you know about upcoming events and activities related to the project.

Join our forum

If you are an NHS staff member you can join the discussion on our forum. This message board is available to those with NHS staff emails, and is a less public space to talk about your experiences and views with other NHS staff across the UK.

Leave us a suggestion

You can leave us a completely anonymous suggestion or comment in our online suggestion box. This is an opportunity for people to offer ideas to improve the research and a space for you to share your thoughts and experiences confidentially.

Follow on us Twitter

If you are a Twitter user you can follow us @lgbt_networks, where you can find up-to-date information about the project.