Rainbow Badge Accreditation

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Dear Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,

I understand the Trust is engaged in the NHS Rainbow Badge project and is seeking accreditation with regard to this.

Please could you tell me:

1. What organisation will be doing the accreditation/benchmarking.
2. What guidelines have been given relating to what goals it has been suggested should be attained in order to achieve a positive benchmark.
3. Please supply all hospital policies that have been supplied to the accrediting organisation for assessment and any that have been changed in relation to this assessment (These should include HR policies as well as any related to patient care etc) and also any action plan related to the accreditation.
4. Please could you explain how the scoring/assessment will be carried out, including any materials supplied by the organisation in relation to this in order for the hospital to prepare for the assessment.
5. Please could you explain what benefits the hospital expects to gain from a positive benchmark.
6. How much the organisation doing the assessment will charge for this service
7. Any other fees paid to this organisation over the last year, 2021-2022
8. Any costs related to achieving "Rainbow Badge" status, including all branded materials supplied and used, to include rainbow badges and lanyards issued to staff, flags, rainbow painting of road crossings, rainbow road signs at the road crossings and any other branded signage.

Thankyou for your help with this.

Yours faithfully,

Gail Cleland

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Dear Requestor

 

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Please see below the information you have requested.

 

No. Question Answers
  I understand the Trust is engaged in the  
NHS Rainbow Badge project and is seeking
accreditation with regard to this.

 
1 What organisation will be doing the An assessment is being
accreditation/benchmarking. carried out by LGBT
Foundation.
2 What guidelines have been given relating This is an assessment rather
to what goals it has been suggested than an accreditation; the
should be attained in order to achieve a criteria for a positive
positive benchmark. score are not made clear
prior to feedback.
3 Please supply all hospital policies that Please see attached re: the
have been supplied to the accrediting policies supplied.  The
organisation for assessment and any that policies are unchanged.
have been changed in relation to this
assessment (These should include HR  
policies as well as any related to
patient care etc) and also any action There is no action plan
plan related to the accreditation. related to the assessment.

 
4 Please could you explain how the External assessors will
scoring/assessment will be carried out, review survey feedback on
including any materials supplied by the staff experience,
organisation in relation to this in order service-user experience,
for the hospital to prepare for the policy content, and whether
assessment. the Trust has undertaken
actions to, e.g. recruit and
retain LGBT+ staff.  The
Induction Pack document
attached was provided to
enable our Trust to take
part and contains more
information on those
specific questions.
5 Please could you explain what benefits A positive result is likely
the hospital expects to gain from a to improve confidence within
positive benchmark. LGBT+ communities to access
mental health services
and/or to encourage LGBT+
people to consider
employment with our Trust.
6 How much the organisation doing the There are no fees associated
assessment will charge for this service with the assessment.  To
7. Any other fees paid to this join Rainbow Badge scheme
organisation over the last year, prior to 2021-2022 there
2021-2022 8. Any costs related to were costs related to poster
achieving "Rainbow Badge" status, and badge production.
including all branded materials supplied
and used, to include rainbow badges and
lanyards issued to staff, flags, rainbow
painting of road crossings, rainbow road
signs at the road crossings and any other
branded signage.

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Jacob Solstice

Information Rights Officer

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

 

01603 421108

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