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Health professionals are ‘discriminating against terminally ill LGBT people’ says Marie Curie

Health professionals are ‘discriminating against terminally ill LGBT people’ says Marie Curie    Benjamin Butterworth 15th May 2017, 12:38 PM Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt (Getty) LGBT people with terminal illnesses face discrimination from healthcare professionals, a major new study has found. A staggering 74% of terminal patients who identify as LGBT said they did not feel confident services would […]

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LGBT Care: Older LGBT People

  Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in later life There’s a real diversity of people within the LGBT community and this of course includes older people. At Age UK we think this is something to be celebrated. Whether you’re single, dating, living with a partner, married, or in a civil partnership, there’s information, advice and services available. You can download […]

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LGBT Care: LGBT Scots with mental health issues face dual stigma

TFN News   LGBT Scots with mental health issues face dual stigma Get TFN News updates Warning of dual discrimination faced by LGBT people with mental health issues.  LGBT people in Glasgow with mental health problems can face dual discrimination, a new support group has warned. According to LBGT Health and Wellbeing, many people who are experiencing mental health problems […]

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LGBT Care: Healthcare Access and Hurdles

LGBT Health As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person you are entitled to exactly the same standards of care as heterosexual people in the NHS. Your rights are now clearly stated in the NHS Constitution, which all NHS organisations have to comply with. It’s a good idea to tell your doctor if you’re gay, lesbian or bisexual. If your doctor […]

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LGBT Care: The National LGB&T Partnership

Reducing health inequalities and improving access to health and social care for LGB&T people.     About The National LGB&T Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.  As of April 2016, the Partnership combines the expertise of twelve key LGB&T organisations across England. The partners have a long […]

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LGBT Care: End of Life Care Services

LGBT people ‘let down’ by end of life care services Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people feel let down by end of life care services, according to a new report by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations. NCPC, the lead charity of the Dying Matters […]

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Strategies for Delivering LGBT-Inclusive Care

Strategies for Delivering LGBT-Inclusive Care   August 3, 2016 ‐ PSQH By Jennifer Comerford, MJ, OTR/L, CHC, HEM; and Cynthia Wallace, CPHRM Discrimination against individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) has been common in many contexts, including healthcare. Consider the following de-identified events reported to the ECRI Institute PSO, a federally certified patient safety organisation (PSO), from January […]

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NHS Choices: Gay Health

  Gay Health Gay health: the issues Find out about the health issues that affect you if you’re gay, lesbian or bisexual with practical advice on how to stay in good health.     Gay health: access to healthcare Being open with your GP about your sexuality should improve your access to the NHS services you need.     Health […]

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LGBT older people with dementia should not be forced back into the closet

LGBT older people with dementia should not be forced back into the closet Social care services can assume that older service users are heterosexual. Photograph: David Poller/Zuma Press/Corbis Des Kelly Executive director of the National Care Forum Tuesday 10 March 201508.30 GMT Last modified on Tuesday 10 March 201509.52 GMT A colleague recently told me about two older male residents in a […]

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