Dear Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership,

I understand the Partnership 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).
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

FOI, Essexccgs (NHS BASILDON AND BRENTWOOD CCG), Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership

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FOI Request: Rainbow Badge Accreditation
Our Reference Number: 2223063


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