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Men's sexual health for health professionals

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Figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses rose by 2% in England in 2011, with nearly 427,000 new cases.

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Cervical Screening: The North West Research

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Research into lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of and attitudes to cervical screening, carried out in partnership with the University of Salford. 

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Lesbian Bed Death

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What happens when sex in a relationship dies?

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Building Health Partnerships

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Building Health Partnerships (2013-14) was a national programme designed by NHS England to improve health outcomes through supporting the development of partnerships between Clinical Commissioning Groups and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

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Anal cancer for health professionals

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Anal cancer is rare.  Approximately 1,000 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year in the UK.

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National Network

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The National Network of Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Service Providers brings together organisations that are providing specialist services for self-identifying lesbian and bisexual women to improve service provision and enhance knowledge. 

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Mental health and wellbeing for health professionals

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The lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities generally experience poorer mental health than the wider population.

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We ❤ sex

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Information on sex and sexual health for lesbian and bisexual women

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We ❤ volunteers

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LGBT Foundation needs female volunteers to help develop and expand our women's programme.

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Cervical cancer for health professionals

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Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK. It is estimated that cervical screening prevents approximately 5,000 deaths each year in the UK.

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We ❤ groups

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LGBT Foundation holds three pop-in groups specifically for women. 

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Glossary for health professionals

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This is a glossary of some of the key terms used in Pride in Practice.

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HIV for health professionals

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An estimated 96,000 people were living with HIV in the UK by the end of 2011, an increase from 91,500 in 2010. 

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End of Life for health professionals

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Dementia for health professionals

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A lot can be done to help people cope with the symptoms of dementia. At the moment, the diagnosis rate in England is only 45%, which is lower than Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Questions about sexual partner/partners for health professionals

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Here is the recommended phrasing to ask someone about the gender of sexual partner/s. 

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Women's sexual health for health professionals

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It is estimated that at least 5% of women (almost 7% in Greater London) between the ages of 16 and 44 years old in Britain have had one or more same sex sexual partners at some point in their lives.

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Sexual orientation monitoring for health professionals

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Protected characteristics are those characteristics that are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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Eating disorders for health professionals

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Problems with food and eating can begin when a person uses it as a way of coping when faced with some form of trauma or life issue.

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Village Angels

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The Village Angels are a team of volunteers from LGBT Foundation, easily recognisable through their pink ‘high-vis’ vests.

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Drugs, alcohol and smoking for health professionals

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Mental health issues, cardiovascular problems, stroke, dementia and certain cancers are all directly affected by regular alcohol and drug use.

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Hepatitis for health professionals

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Many MSM are unaware of the risks and the potentially dangerous consequences of contracting either hepatitis A or B virus, yet both are preventable by vaccination.

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Pride in Practice registration form

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LGBT Foundation are delighted that you have made the first step towards your Pride in Practice quality mark award. 

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Award criteria

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All Pride in Practice awarded surgeries will now complete the self assessment and submit supporting documentation before being awarded.

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Pride in Practice

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Pride in Practiceis a quality assurance service that strengthens and develops your relationship with your lesbian, gay and bisexual patients within your local community. Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables you to effectively meet the needs of your lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.  It will also support you in meeting the requirements of your Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies that you work with.

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Think you have an STI?

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections which are generally picked up through close body contact or sex.

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What is mental health?

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Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.

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Befrienders

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Sometimes we can have all the will in the world to get up and try new things and meet different people, but it’s often our confidence that holds us back…

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New Resource:Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well­being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in care.

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Counselling FAQ

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If you are considering counselling, there may be a lot of questions you would like answers to.

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