February is LGBTQ+ History Month, and 2024’s theme is ‘Medicine – Under the Scope’. You can find out more at the LGBTQ+ History Month website.
The EDI Team have created a page on the Trust Intranet to celebrate. It is full of information including local and online events, film list, information about LGBTQ+ historical figures in medicine and healthcare, articles written by Trust staff and much more.
The Proud@MWL Staff Network will be hosting an online lunchtime talk by Dr Michael Brady FRCP (He/Him) - National Advisor for LGBT Health, NHS England. He will be speaking about ‘issues faced by the workforce and ways we can support them and how we can deliver more inclusive workplaces’. There will be a questions and answer session at the end of the event. The talk will be on Tuesday 27th February at 12:15-1:15pm, via MS Teams. More information about Dr Brady and the link to book your attendance can be found on the Intranet page linked above.
The Library and Knowledge Service catalogue has a large selection of LGBTQ+ books from NHS Libraries in the North West. You can access the selection here https://bit.ly/4buLJnV. If you would like to reserve any of the titles, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01704 704202. We will be showcasing our pick of these books on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts throughout February.