Over the last couple of months The National LGB&T Partnership has published three new sets of resources. As well as supporting our strategic aim to encourage and assist with the development of LGB&T competency in health and social care settings through providing guidance to local authorities, directors of public health and adult social care, service providers and commissioners, these resources also provide support to both LGB&T community groups and organisations, and to LGB&T individuals.
The new resources cover three distinct areas: smoking cessation, alcohol use, and mental health; please click on the links below to access the resources. We would also be grateful if you would complete a short feedback questionnaire, linked on each resource page, after reading the resources.
These new resources join our suite of resources available here, including LGB&T companions to the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework and Public Health Outcomes Framework, and health fact sheets for trans people.
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CQC regularly inspects all registered health and social care services in England, and we produce a report on each service that we visit. We also do special reviews looking at different aspects of care that are important to people and where care and support may be the responsibility of a number of separate services. We produce a national report on what we find from these thematic reviews. Right now, we are looking at the experiences of people who have been through a mental health crisis.
Since 2010, the Equality Act has legally protected certain characteristics from discrimination, including sexual orientation, gender identity and religion or belief. But how does this work in practice? Has your own or somebody else’s religion or belief proved a barrier to you as an LGB&T person at work, or when using everyday services? Have you experienced the positive effects of being LGB&T and having a religion or belief, or received positive treatment from a religion or belief based organisation? Share your views and contribute to the debate!
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched a major call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life.
After really helpful feedback from a number of our members, we have redesigned our monthly communication to make the information more accessible and bite-sized, moving away from the previous document download format.
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The LGB&T Public Health Outcome Framework Companion Document has had a letter of support written to accompany it and the National LGB&T partnership will be encouraging Directors of Public Health to engage with it and this letter can be downloaded by clicking here.
Please join us to encourage your local Public Health Director to take on board the messages. The document can be found at www.lgf.org.uk/phof. Also, please let us know if you have passed on this letter and link to anyone by emailing us NationalLGB&TPartnership@lgf.org.uk.
Paul Martin from the National LGB&T Partnership, along with Jabeer Butt from the Race & Equality Foundation, have been appointed as voluntary sector representatives on the NHS Equality & Diversity Council.
Closing date for this opportunity: 2nd December 2013
The Patient Safety team in NHS England are currently recruiting a number of Patient and Public Voice (PPV) representatives to sit on six Patient Safety Expert Groups and on the national Patient Safety Steering Group.
The application form and information pack for the Expert Groups and for the Steering Group are attached above. The closing date to apply for either/or both the Steering Group and the Expert Groups is the 2nd December 2013. Interviews for the national Patient Safety Steering group only will be held on the 9th January 2014.