Equality and diversity

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Our commitment

WStonewall HEI Top Performere have a longstanding commitment to ensuring that our services and employment practices are fair, accessible and appropriate for all patients, visitors and carers in the community we serve, as well as the talented and diverse workforce we employ. 

We're committed to providing an environment equally welcoming to people of all backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and religions. 

DisabledGo

We have worked with DisabledGo to provide detailed information for all of our departments, wards and services at Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, our community services and Evelina London Children's Hospital.

DisabledGo logoSurveyors from DisabledGo spent several months at our hospitals surveying corridors, wards, parking facilities, clinics and other public areas of our hospitals and community sites. Patients, visitors and staff can use the guide to find a whole range of accessibility information, such as where a department is located in relation to the main entrance, where car parking spaces are located, whether there are lifts to access other floors, whether a hearing loop is fitted at reception, information about accessible toilets and much more.

The guides are available online at the DisabledGo website for:

Our achievements

  • Mayor's Fund for London Work Experience Placement Provider of the Year 2015 
  • In 2015 we were named as a healthcare leader by Stonewall, the charity which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality
  • We've rapidly increased the number of apprenticeships we offer, and are aiming for 100 per year
  • In the last few years the Health Service Journal (HSJ) has named a number of our staff in their list of black and minority ethnic (BME) pioneers 
  • The breadth of our work regarding diversity and widening access has helped see the Trust named as one of the top NHS places to work, as judged by the HSJ 
  • We've been acknowledged by the BBC as being a leader in getting people with autism into work
  • Our widening access to employment and skills strategy has won a number of awards, helping homeless people and those with disabilities into jobs
  • The Trust has over 100 people in our vibrant LGBT staff network.

We aim high to deliver excellence in all we do and recognise that the effective promotion and implementation of our equality and human rights scheme will play an essential part in helping to modernise the health service we provide.

Patient groups

Patient groupIf you are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender and have used any of Guy’s and St Thomas’ services (or you are a carer, partner or family member of someone who has) we would love to hear about your experiences – join our LGBT forum and let us know what you think.

For information about the group and details of upcoming meetings, email manal.sadik@gstt.nhs.uk.

Download notes from past meetings

Healthcare Equality Index

The Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index identifies organisations that best improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.

Stonewall launched the Index at Guy's Hospital in March 2014. Vicki Kirby, one of our senior sexual health promotion specialists, spoke at the launch event about the work her team does with men who have sex with men (MSM) around sexual health. Watch her presentation.