Have you spotted our NHS rainbow badges?
You may have seen some of our staff wearing NHS rainbow badges - this is just one way to show that Mid Essex CCG is an open, non-judgemental and inclusive place for people that identify as LGBT+.
LGBT+ stands for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and the + simply means that we are inclusive of all identities, regardless of how people define themselves.
If you see someone wearing a badge, you can ask them about it. The badge is a reminder that you can talk to our staff about who you are and how you feel. They will do their best to get support for you if you need it.
If you are a member of CCG staff who would like a badge, please read all of the information by clicking the links below which gives an overview of the issues faced by LGBT+ people and why it’s important for all healthcare staff to be aware of them. If you want to take part, sign up to receive an NHS Rainbow Badge to wear at work by visiting the 'Make your pledge' page.
If you work for another NHS organisation please speak to your Equality and Diversity team to find out how to order your badge.