Royal College of Nursing, March 2017
The RCN recognises that trans people frequently experience prejudice and discrimination. The nursing community can, through its professional actions and interests, work to eliminate this at both an individual and a societal level in partnership with a range of organisations, including those who represent the needs of trans people. This resource is designed to help you respond to the needs of patients and clients who identify as transgender. Initially created in response to an RCN Congress resolution, this guidance has been updated following further research from other organisations.
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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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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.
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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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Healthwatch, May 2015
This collated correspondence between Healthwatch and NHS England details the concerns raised by Healthwatch regarding the delays being faced by some people seeking gender reassignment surgery.
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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.