Health Education England, the LGBT Foundation and Stonewall have partnered with Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an online programme that provides health and social care staff with an introduction to the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard.
The programme sets out why the standard was introduced in adult health and social care services, explains some of the health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities, and explores the benefits of monitoring.
The first principle of the NHS Constitution is the commitment to a comprehensive health and social care service, available to all irrespective of personal background. By recognising that every patient has different needs and circumstances, people working in health and social care services can deliver a personal form of care, which recognises diversity, improves outcomes, and addresses health inequalities. It also enables wider patterns or inequalities to be identified.
The Standard will enable health and social care organisations to monitor in a way that is consistent across the adult health and social care system.
For more information and to access the programme visit e-LfH