Thank you for visiting our Pride Pledge page. We have been delighted that so many staff – over 4,500 so far! – have made the pledge and we hope there will be many more.
Because of such huge support, we have exhausted our initial stock of Pride pin badges and we are waiting for more to arrive. If you have recently signed the pledge, there may be a short delay in getting your badge to you, but, please rest assured that as soon as we have more, we will have them issued to you.
Thank you for your patience.
The NHS Scotland Pride Badge promotes inclusion for LGBTQ+ people and makes a statement that there’s no place for discrimination in NHS Scotland.
As an NHS staff member who wears the badge, you are pledging to -
• be aware of and responsive to issues faced by LGBTQ+ people accessing care
• be a friendly, listening ally who staff and service users can safely approach
• use inclusive language and respect identity
To make the pledge and receive your badge please click on the Webropol link (below) and complete the form. Please make sure you include a complete work postal address so we can get your badge to you as quickly as possible.
* We have had an overwhelming response to this campaign so please don't worry if you do not receive your badge right away. If you have already contacted us, please don't send a follow up query about delivery as we won't be able to respond. We are currently processing all requests and will issue your badge as soon as possible. *
The Pride Badge Toolkit should provide you with all you need to know about wearing the NHS Scotland Pride Badge. It also gives you some useful tips about managing things like social media responses and signposting people to national organisations.
Some people may be having a particularly tough time and may disclose to you that they have experienced hate crime on the grounds of their LGBTQ+ identity. It’s important that you know there are supports in place for people to report this type of crime and that it can be reported easily. More information is available from - Report Hate Crime to Police Scotland - Police Scotland
You may be approached by colleagues who discloses they are experiencing discrimination in the workplace from colleagues or service users and would like support to deal with it. Our HR Department is on stand-by to support any employee who feels they are being victimised or bullied because of their identity. More information is available here - NHSGGC : Contact the HR Support & Advice Unit
NHSGGC has supported the development of Staff Forums representing the voice of our BME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ staff. Please support the Forum membership by signposting anyone interested in joining. More information is available here - NHSGGC : Staff Forums