Integrated Care Northamptonshire (ICN) is excited to bring you an in-depth conversation about the importance of LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion within our health and care workforce. Join us from 12:30pm to 2pm on Monday 26 February 2024 for this online Leadership Matters Conversation session to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.
LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual celebration that provides education and insight into the issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community and works to combat prejudice against them.
This year, the theme for LGBTQ+ History month is Medicine – #UnderTheScope, celebrating LGBTQ+ people’s contributions to the field of medicine and healthcare, both historically and today.
Our Leadership Matters Conversation on 26 February is an opportunity to shine a light on local achievements within Northamptonshire, where you will hear about LGBTQ+ achievements in medicine, in the workplace and the positive impact that LGBTQ+ reverse mentoring has had on senior leadership.
Split into two parts and hosted on Microsoft Teams, the session will start with a discussion from Anamika Joshi, NHFT’s Equality and Engagement Manager, on the fantastic work NHFT has done as a Stonewall Diversity Champion. NHFT recognises the potential of an LGBTQ+ workforce and strives for a workplace culture that is more welcoming, diverse and inclusive for everyone. NHFT values the needs of today’s diverse workforce and is committed to empowering LGBTQ+ employees to thrive.
In the second half of the session Aaron Scott from North Northamptonshire Council and Alison Gilmour from NHFT talk about their experiences with the Reverse Mentoring programme. Reverse mentoring offers members of staff across our integrated care system with protected characteristics the opportunity to mentor senior leaders to help them gain insight into the experiences of colleagues through safe, honest, open, and respectful conversations.
We look forward to you joining us!