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NHS trust gives competing companies higher marks if they use Stonewall ideology, claims whistleblower

A significant NHS trust is awarding companies vying for healthcare contracts higher marks if they undertake Stonewall’s transgender ideology, a whistleblower has claimed.

Official tender paperwork from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have been leaked to The Telegraph detailing the questions that companies are requested when making use of to ship stoma companies on the London trust’s hospitals.

A stoma is the opening made within the abdomen throughout a colostomy or ileostomy operation, a significant process for some most cancers sufferers.

The taxpayer contract, understood to run into hundreds of thousands of kilos and from the interior NHS tender web site, marks bidders on a scale of zero to 4 on their responses to 35 questions.

Five of those are titled “Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index”, asking in regards to the “diversity and inclusion strategies” supported by the controversial foyer group, which the Department of Health and Social Care reduce ties with final year amid a storm of criticism from ministers.

Removing gendered language

A Telegraph investigation discovered final year that Stonewall urged employers to take away gendered language corresponding to “mother” via the equality index, which audits organisations’ range insurance policies and ranks them in a public league desk.

Patient teams, clinicians and Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, have raised concern in regards to the affect of the NHS’s ties with the charity given its help for self-identified gender on single-sex wards and its public backing of disputed puberty blocker remedies for teenagers.  

The first Stonewall question on the NHS contract asks bidders: “Are you a member of the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index?”

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