Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion

This resource was published in August 2016

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system.

There is a substantial body of evidence demonstrating that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) people experience significant health inequalities, which impact both on their health outcomes and their experiences of the healthcare system. The relationship between sexual orientation and gender identity and health has often been overlooked by the healthcare system, and a lack of sexual orientation and gender identity monitoring in service provision and population level research means that the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicators alone will not generate data on LGB&T people.

The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is intended for Health and Wellbeing Boards, Local Authorities, NHS England, Specialist Public Health Teams, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Services, NHS and Social Care providers, and voluntary and community organisations working with LGB&T people. It is a resource to improve the commissioning and provision of services to meet the needs of the diverse LGB&T community.

The document follows the structure of the PHOF, the set of indicators to improve and protect the nation’s health, providing data and evidence on LGB&T communities for each indicator and domain. It makes recommendations for actions to address inequalities in outcomes for LGB&T people and communities, and highlights best practice case studies and resources to support organisations in implementing these recommendations. Following these recommendations will help organisations to ensure that they are paying due regard to LGB&T people, as required by Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion