LGBT+ History Month 2022

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have developed an 2022 LGBT+ History month calendar and MS Teams background which other NHS organisations in the Midlands region can make use of. The resources in the calendar have been developed to help support members of the LGBT+ community, and there is a mix of past and present webinars, as well as reflection exercises, research and information, some of which will be relevant to all NHS organisations.

LGBT+ Foundation: Hidden Figures LGBT Health Inequalities Report 2020

Hidden Figures is a report by the LGBT Foundation which presents an assessment of the many health inequalities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.

Health inequalities arise at different stages of people’s lives, and LGBT people often experience specific further discrimination and marginalisation when accessing services to address these health inequalities. This report uses a life course ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach to highlight the importance of these stages and their cumulative impact on health and wellbeing. It also attempts to showcase the unique inequalities faced by LGBT people throughout the entirety of their lives.

The report marks the largest and most substantive look at the health inequalities faced by LGBT people across their lives, bringing together research and insights from a wide array of organisations and public sector bodies. It draws from relevant research, papers, surveys, and NHS and Government data and statistics. It also contains a range of data on LGBT Foundation’s services and insights from LGBT Foundation service users. These have been gathered through analysis of the wide range of community services offered by LGBT Foundation such as our Substance Misuse programme, Domestic Abuse programme and Talking Therapies programme.

LBGT+ Health Inequalities Quiz

In support of ‘Virtual Pride in the NHS Week’ in September 2021, the LGBT+ staff network at NHSE/I Midlands developed an quiz to help increase understanding of how health inequalities can affect the LGBT+ community. It was an interactive way to learn about important issues which may help us with our future support of LGBT+ colleagues and patients. The quiz was based on the recent publication ‘Hidden Figures’ (above) issued by the LGBT+ foundation. Download the slide pack and the questions and answers for use within your own teams.