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Sexual orientation monitoring for health professionals

Protected characteristics are those characteristics that are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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Hepatitis for health professionals

Many MSM are unaware of the risks and the potentially dangerous consequences of contracting either hepatitis A or B virus, yet both are preventable by vaccination.

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Drugs, alcohol and smoking for health professionals

Mental health issues, cardiovascular problems, stroke, dementia and certain cancers are all directly affected by regular alcohol and drug use.

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Dementia for health professionals

A lot can be done to help people cope with the symptoms of dementia. At the moment, the diagnosis rate in England is only 45%, which is lower than Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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End of Life for health professionals

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Domestic violence for health professionals

Domestic violence in LGB communities can remain hidden locally, as well as nationally.

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Mental health and wellbeing for health professionals

The lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities generally experience poorer mental health than the wider population.

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Questions about sexual partner/partners for health professionals

Here is the recommended phrasing to ask someone about the gender of sexual partner/s. 

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Eating disorders for health professionals

Problems with food and eating can begin when a person uses it as a way of coping when faced with some form of trauma or life issue.

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Anal cancer for health professionals

Anal cancer is rare.  Approximately 1,000 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year in the UK.

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