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Independent economic cases for investment

These reports provide a summary of the findings from cost benefit analysis (CBA) undertaken on the Befriending Service run by Greater Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF).

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LGB&T patient insight surveys and focus groups

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and TransForum conducted research into lesbian gay, bisexual and Trans* patients’ experiences of their GP in order to build a picture of this patient group’s experiences of accessing primary care through their GP.

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Executive Summary

The Executive Summary for BHP.

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Best Practice Case Studies

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Clinical rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Service provision rationale for Sexual Orientation Monitoring

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Conducting a GP / health service experience survey

Patient experiences as a component of datasets are essential and not just based on health. They can play a significant role is securing grants, equalities funding and develop further, more targeted consultations.

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Sexual Orientation Monitoring

The collection of demographic information in health settings is crucial to identifying patients at risk of particular conditions and to identify various prevalence rates.

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Developing an economic case: why data collection and quality of records is important

Evaluation should be built into programmes from the outset and not tacked on at the end and staff should welcome the chance to challenge and change their views on what the agency delivers and why.

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We ❤ you

Here's a selection of the services we offer at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation for women.

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Pride in Practice – quality improvement standards for GP practices

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance service for GP practices that strengthens and develops practice staff’s relationships with their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients within a local community.

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Using your evidence to influence commissioners

A key feature of building an evidence case is making sure there is a consistent approach that stands up to scrutiny.

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The benefits of a clinical rationale

As part of the dataset and full evidence case being compiled for LGB people and patients it was agreed that a clinical rationale to support the need for a more targeted focus on this group was essential and would support the evidence and detailed research already collected by the LGF, thereby improving outcomes and the patient’s experience of healthcare.

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Building health partnerships - with voluntary and community sector partners and commissioners

The BHP programme took a facilitative approach, working with a cross-sector group.

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National and local policy & strategy - getting results

When developing a case for health awareness and support leading to potential investment for a particular group it is essential to know what policy and strategy (locally and nationally) is relevant and can be levered in to get results.

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