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The NHSGGC LGBTQ+ Staff Forum is a group of staff members made up of those that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer inclusive (LGBTQ+) and our allies. The group aims to create a safe and welcoming space for staff members within our LGBTQ+ community though our social activities, programme of events, formal and informal meetings.

If you would like to join our forum please contact: lgbtforum@ggc.scot.nhs.uk and if you wish to join the forum’s mailing list, please be assured that your personal details will not be disclosed and you can be part of the forum anonymously. Emails sent will always be blind copied.

The Forum has a social media presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/nhsggclgbtforum) and Twitter (@LgbtStaffForum). 

Katie Sharp is Co-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum and is a Senior Research Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Amanda Law Co-Chairs the Forum and is an Acute Clinical Nurse Educator at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. Andrew Laird is Vice-Chair for the Forum and is a Specialist Pharmacist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children.

Katie is passionate about inclusivity in the workplace and says “I believe everyone should have the space and support to be their true selves in all areas of their lives, and that includes their workplace. My work with the LGBTQ+ Staff Forum is my way of giving back some of the love and joy I have experienced from being a member of our wider LGBTQ+ community. With my co- and vice-chairs, I hope to lead by example and support my colleagues through direct Forum activities and my participants in the Workplace Equalities Group.”

Leading the Forum with energy and enthusiasm, Amanda shares “I’ve have been fortunate to witness first-hand the kindness, laughter and sense of community that comes with being a part of the LGBTQ+ staff forum. I am passionate about building a safe space for LGBTQ+ colleagues through peer support, social engagement and visibility within our organisation.”

Andrew hopes to uphold the values shared by the Co-Chairs, and writes “I’m passionate about defending & promoting the wonderful diversity within NHSGGC, and I want to work together to build our LGBTQ+ Staff Forum into a community to be proud of. We want to ensure a safe environment for all of our LGBTQ+ colleagues to connect with each other, advocate for meaningful change through our work & working alongside the Workforce Equality group, and celebrate all of our successes in a visible way.”

Katie, Amanda and Andrew all look forward to growing and developing our LGBTQ+ Staff Forum, as part of Growing our Great Community.

Our LGBTQ+ forum aims to:
  • Create visibility for LGBTQ+ people within our organisation
  • Provide a point of contact and sign posting
  • Actively be involved in policy development within NHSGGC
  • Be as accessible as possible with a mailing list, meetings, activities, events, and social media presence
  • Provide networking opportunities with other forums and groups
Terms of Reference
Meeting Dates for 2022

Please contact us at the email address above for meeting links, if you would like to join our meetings.

August Forum Meeting 

Date: 30/08/2022

Time: 11:00

November Forum Meeting 

Date: 29/11/2022 

Time: 11:00