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 complete the Pledge document below and e-mail to us at [email protected]
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 -
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 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 -