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Ambition for Ageing Equalities Board

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The Equalities Board is a group of people who know about discrimination. Some of us are older people who have experienced inequalities in our lives. Others are professionals from equalities organisations.

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For Trans People

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Reaction NHS England announcement on extension to its HIV Prevention Programme

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Commenting on today’s announcement of NHS England’s decision to extend its existing HIV Prevention Programme with Public Health England and funding for ten new specialised treatments, Rob Cookson, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, the largest LGBT support organisation in the UK, said:

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World AIDS Day

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New chair and four new trustees appointed to LGBT Foundation

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A new chair and four new trustees have recently been appointed to the board of Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, a leading provider of health and well-being services to the lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities in the UK.

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Monitoring Sexual Orientation, Gender and Trans Status

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Over the last two decades, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community has seen legislative change which has led to greater acceptance. However, there is still a huge lack of evidence about LGBT people, our needs and experiences. Monitoring sexual orientation, gender identity and trans status is a proven way to address that lack of evidence. Championing sexual orientation and trans status monitoring for service users and staff across all public services is a key an organisational priority for LGBT Foundation. You can read more about our recommended approach and download our guidance to implementing monitoring here. 

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Sexual orientation monitoring in the healthcare system

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LGBT Foundation has been commissioned by NHS England to create an information standard for sexual orientation monitoring. Information standards are used across the health and social care system to support collecting and processing information. This standard will enable health and social care organisations to monitor sexual orientation in a way that is consistent with all other parts of the healthcare system. It will be classed as a fundamental standard, meaning that it applies across the entirety of health and social care.

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