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Calling UHDB patients - let us know how we can be more inclusive


As part of UHDB’s core value of openness, we are working hard to make our hospitals more inclusive for LGBTQIA+ patients and colleagues.

Following on from the enormous popularity of the NHS Rainbow Badges in 2019, UHDB and the Pride Staff Network have been working closely with NHS Rainbow Badges Scheme and are excited to announce that we have been selected to take part in phase two of the Rainbow Badge project.

This second phase is about creating meaningful change for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and patients across UHDB.

If you have been a patient at one of our hospitals in the past 12 months, we would love to hear from you about your experiences, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be LGBTQIA+.

The survey is anonymous, but it allows us to learn from our patient’s experience and make improvements for our future patients.

Have your say in the patient survey here >

Closing date: 6 June 2022

If you are visiting one of our hospitals and you see a member of staff wearing a Rainbow Badge, they have signed a pledge to be a LGBTQIA+ ally. We also have a Pride Staff Network, who are creating real change for LGBTQIA+ patients and colleagues across our sites. If you are a member of staff and are interested in finding out more about the Pride Staff Network, or would like to join, please contact  

For more information, please see the NHS Rainbow Badges – helping UHDB be more inclusive page >