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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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Relax, it's just a little prick! Postal HIV test kits now available for gay&bi men in Gtr Manc click here http://t.co/U9s2A1zgKK #HIVtest

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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How to use this guide

Each section has been written to be ‘stand - alone’ and therefore the content can be dipped into as relevant and in bite-size chunks.

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Learning from the programme - a best practice guide

Here we provide an online "toolkit", how The LGF was used as a case study and the methodologies, concepts and results we found.

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@PaulMartin101 is closing the day through looking at the change required to meet #LGBT need! http://t.co/MaDsZTr7Xe http://t.co/N9qlaKIcmB

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RT @ManchesterCCGs: Learning from the @bhealthp project @lgfoundation @ManchesterCCGs http://t.co/HkJvxwZTo2

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@caulfieldr talking about the need for communities of identity, as well as #LGBT to influence health systems, networks and champion change!

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RT @bhealthp: @caulfieldr & IVAR's Charlotte Pace talking about how @lgfoundation and @ManchesterCCGs work can be used for other under-repr…

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The focus now is on the replicable model of the fantastic work through the building health partnerships work! http://t.co/TSrbmeSRSr

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RT @ManchesterCCGs: The replicable model approach of our @bhealthp project with @lgfoundation is being presented by Charlotte & @caulfieldr

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RT @debt3435: @lgfoundation nope im proud to say I'm lesbian woman. Very proud and very happy.

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Where have #LGB smokers gone?! We need you for a focus group tomorrow 12-2pm & offer £30 vouchers as reward http://t.co/1sJ2j1tUxN Join in!

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£1 invested in the LGFs sexual health service, gives a return of £6. For mental health, for every £1, there's over £5 returned! Good stuff!