Fear of discrimination is stopping some Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender people from accessing the services and care they need.
• More than 20% of LGBT people feel uncomfortable being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity with NHS staff.
• Over 30% feel this way about being open with social care staff.
• 41% think they would be discriminated against by staff if they were in a residential home.
“It’s vital that LGBT staff and patients feel they can engage with NHS services without fear of prejudice and discrimination,” said Alastair Low of the Equality & Human Rights Team. “By displaying the rainbow - the recognised symbol of LGBT pride – we can send a clear message of support to the LGBT community.”
Look out for the LGBT Staff Forum’s pop up Rainbow stalls coming to sites across NHSGGC over the coming weeks.
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