How we are addressing sexual orientation issues

It is an offence to discriminate against someone on the grounds of their sexual orientation. 

NHSGGC wants to get better at understanding both its workforce and the people who use our services. We know that sexual orientation affects health. However, at the moment we do not routinely collect information on sexual orientation from the people who use our services. Without this, it is difficult to deliver services that meet everyone’s needs. We are therefore going to introduce the collection of routine information relating to sexual orientation and will support this with a Sexual Orientation E-Learning module for all staff.

Staff training on 'Getting it Right for LGBT People' is being run throughout NHSGGC in partnership with LGBT Youth. This practical learning session offers the opportunity to find out more about sexual orientation and gender identity and why it’s so important for health professionals to respond confidently to LGBT people’s specific needs and build trust in service delivery.

An NHSGGC LGBT Staff Forum has been established and can be found on Facebook.

Our 'Stand Against Homophobia' campaign made it clear that NHSGGC has a zero tolerance approach to homophobia. A good practice guide was produced to encourage staff and patients to recognise and challenge discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

 

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