Implications of reductions to public spending for LGB and T people and services

NatCen, November 2016

This study gives insights into whether, and in what ways, reductions in public spending have affected services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB & T) people. NatCen conducted the same research in 2013 looking at the early effects of the cuts, which began in 2010. The key finding of this study was that fears about the effects of public funding cuts reported in 2013 were seen as a reality for some LGB & T service users and service providers by 2016.

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Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans clients or patients: guide for nurses and healthcare support workers on next of kin issues

Royal College of Nursing, June 2016

This document provides guidance for nursing and healthcare support staff on issues around next of kin for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender clients and patients.

Click here to download the guide.

Improving the outcomes of mental health problems among the LGBT community

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, May 2016

In this case study Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust share their experience of how they introduced better mental health support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and improved understanding amongst local health professionals of the issues faced by them.

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Preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people: a toolkit for nurses

Public Health England, March 2015

These toolkits are a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England (PHE).

They are primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including school nurses and practice nurses.

These toolkits aim to:

  • develop skills and knowledge and recognise the wider context of mental health in relation to LGBT sexual orientation and identity.
  • provide a general outline for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge around suicide prevention strategies with LGBT young people

Click here further further information and to download the toolkits.

Promoting the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

Public Health England, February 2015

This action plan consolidates data from a Public Health England report published in July 2014 that establishes the evidence base for the health inequalities affecting men who have sex with men. It sets out plans for the next 18 months to reduce inequalities in local areas and address the wider causes, working with and supporting local and national government, the NHS and relevant third sector organisations.

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