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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Networks, Forums and Steering Groups

LGBT+ Forum

  • The LGBT Forum is open to all Trust Employees and Involvement Volunteers and gives individuals the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns in confidence, to share good practice and explore better ways of working.  It also provides confidential support to LGBT+ staff and their managers. 
  • The Group provides information on what is happening on LGBT+ issues within the Trust and beyond and provides advice and support to staff and offers networking opportunities throughout the Trust and its partner organisations.
  • The Forum is supported by a number of ‘Allies’, who as members of the Forum are committed to making LGBT+ Equality a reality for all of our staff, service users, carers and diverse communities.

For more information and/or to join contact


Disability Network

The Network provides an opportunity for staff and service users with a disability to share good practice and contribute to policy development as well as networking and support.  It also looks at developing and sharing best practice both within the Trust and with partner organisations. 

For more information and/or to join contact


BME Staff Network

A Trustwide forum to enable BME staff to share their experiences in a safe space; where they can be heard, but also act as critical friends and supporters of the organisation- all helping to make Nottinghamshire Healthcare a great place to work for all our staff. The overall aims of the Network are to: 

  • ensure the voices of BME staff are listened to and heard; 
  • help make the Trust a great place to work, supporting BME staff to be our critical friends and supporters; 
  • support each other and be supported by the organisation via personal and group learning/development opportunities. 

For more information and/or to join contact or visit the BME Staff Network pages in the Trust intranet.


Steering Groups

In addition to the above forums, there are 4 Equality and Diversity Steering Groups, as well as a Spirituality Forum provided by the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team. The Steering Groups have a policy focus and help the Trust on its journey to be a provider of world class quality services and a #GreatPlaceToWork. 

  • Race, Religion and Belief Equality Steering Group (RRBESG) 
  • Diversability Equality Steering Group (DESG): Disability and Age Equality 
  • Gender Equality Steering Group (GESG) 
  • Sexual Orientation Equality Steering Group (SOESG) 

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Further information can be found on the Trust’s Equality and Diversity intranet pages or by contacting