Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) healthy communities
We beliebe that people should be able to enjoy equitable access and use of services, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender status.
Trans Implementation Group for Hertfordshire
East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group are members of the Trans Implementation Steering Group and are committed to supporting the recommendations made in the Hertfordshire Transgender Health Needs Assessment conducted by Viewpoint in 2013. The CCG is working closely with the Implementation Steering Group to drive forward further actions in supporting Trans, Trans* and Transgender communities in getting access to the best possible and appropriate health services when needed.
Stonewall Health Champions
Stonewall was founded in 1989 by a small group of women and men who had been active in the struggle against Section 28 of the Local Government Act. Section 28 was an offensive piece of legislation designed to prevent the so-called 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools; as well as stigmatising gay people it also galvanised the gay community. The charity now works with a whole range of agencies to address the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexual people at home, at school and at work.
In 2013-14 we were successful in our bid to be part of the Stonewall Health Champions programme. The Programme, funded by the Department of Health, provides free support to East and North Herts CCG for one year to improve health services and offer practical advice to help us achieve real improvements in the care we commission.
Our agreed plans with Stonewall were:
- Strategy - To further develop our Equality and Diversity Strategy.
- Commissioning - to ensure our providers performance meets all the duties set out in the Equality Act (2010).
- Staff – develop networks for staff to share information and support one another.
- Older people – to work together to identify the particular needs of older lesbian, gay and bisexual people in our community by discussing improvements to services and learning from best practice .
To find out more information about Stonewall visit: www.stonewall.org.uk