The Society is proud to be out! 

Here at the Society we celebrate our LGBTQ+ employees and intensive care colleagues and work hard to understand, promote and educate others in order to break down barriers and remove common missconceptions around queer people.

Rainbow badge scheme

Here are the Society we proudly wear our Rainbow Badges, an initiative started by Dr Michael Farquhar, and is now a national NHS England project that helps start a conversation and encourage shared experiences between colleagues. It also helps break down barriers between healthcare professionals and their patients from LGBTQI+ backgrounds and their loved to help them feel more comfortable when in our care. The initiative aims to make a positive difference by promoting a message of inclusion.

If you want to find out more about the initiative, here.



In recognition of LGBTQ+ History Month, Dr Luke Flower and Dr Stuart Connal sat down with Dr Andrew Hartle, Dr Stuart Edwardson and Dr Leyla Turkoglu to talk about their experiences as LGBTQ+ doctors working in anaesthesia and critical care.
Luke Flower, Alice Humphreys, Kamilla Kamaruddin and Stuart Edwardson talked to us in March 2023 about caring for transgender patients, their latest articles in JICS, and what we can do to provide better care to trans patients in ICU.



How can we improve expereinces of LGBTQ+ staff and patients in ICU

In this webinar you will hear from some of the leading names in LGBTQ+ healthcare. We will discuss healthcare issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community, how to be an ally in the workplace, and how critical care as a specialty can work to improve the experiences of LGBTQ+ staff and patients.

  • Chair: Dr Luke Flower
  • Dr Mike Farquhar - The NHS - a safe place for LGBT+ young people?
  • Dr Kamilla Kamruddin - My experiences as a transgender doctor and patient
  • Dr Duncan McGregor (GLADD) - How to be a better ally



Other healthcare organisations

Rainbow Badge Scheme

The Association of LGQBT+ Doctors and Dentists (GLADD)

LGBT+ Networks


NHS England Wellbeing support for LGBTQ+

Imaan- A charity that supports lGBTQ+ Muslims

LGBT Foundation – offering information, advice and support including talking therapies – call 0345 3303030 or email helpline@lgbt.foundation

Samaritans (24 hours a day) - Phone: 116 123

https://mindlinetrans.org.uk/ - emotional support helpline for trans people - phone: 0300 330 5468