About the initiative

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The NHS Rainbow Badges initiative started at Evelina Children’s Hospital in London and has quickly gained pace throughout the NHS.

We are proud to be joining the movement and making a public commitment to support both patients and staff that identify as LGBT+.

Increased awareness of the issues surrounding LGBT+ people when accessing healthcare on the part of NHS staff can make significant differences to LGBT+ peoples’ experiences, and, in turn on their physical and mental health.

In the video below Dr Michael Farquhar, NHS rainbow badge initiative lead and sleep consultant at Evelina London explains more about the need for the rainbow badge initiative.