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Breast cancer for health professionals

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with approximately 48,000 women in Britain diagnosed each year.

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HIV for health professionals

An estimated 96,000 people were living with HIV in the UK by the end of 2011, an increase from 91,500 in 2010. 

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Additional services information for health professionals

As a registered practice you have access to your account manager to support you and provide information and advice on any lesbian, gay or bisexual issue.

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Men's sexual health for health professionals

Figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show new sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses rose by 2% in England in 2011, with nearly 427,000 new cases.

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Cervical cancer for health professionals

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 in the UK. It is estimated that cervical screening prevents approximately 5,000 deaths each year in the UK.

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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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Tuesday afternoons free? Come to Bloomers Older Women's Group!

On the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Bloomers Older Women's Group meets at the LGF. The group is for older women, who identify as bisexual, gay or questionning, and we also welcome trans women too.

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The LGF wins Diversity in Health Award for work in Rochdale

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) have won the Diversity in Health Award for their work in Rochdale and was shortlisted for the Breaking Barriers Award at the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

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Helpline and email advice

We all need information and support from a friend in the know and LGF's Helpline Service provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year.

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A Summer of Pride!

Here’s a list of all (that we know of!) Pride events happening this Summer across the North West. 

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