Nottinghamshire healthcare award for employing lesbian and gay staff

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been placed top in a survey measuring the number of lesbian, gay and bisexual people employed.

The Trust came out of top in the Stonewall’s 2015 Workplace Equality Index, which features the best employers in Britain for diversity.

The integrated healthcare provider scored 193 points out of a possible 200.

This is the best rating that the Trust has received in the seven years that it has been in the Index, improving on last year’s position of second.

Catherine Conchar, head of equality and diversity at the Trust, said: “We are delighted with this achievement. It is a wonderful recognition of the hard work and commitment of the Trust to be an employer and service provider of choice for all of our diverse communities. Engaging with lesbian, gay and bisexual service users, carers and communities continues to be a very positive and valuable experience and actively helps improve the services we provide.”