Pride in Practice is a programme provided by The LGBT Foundation to healthcare settings to support improvements in health outcomes for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) service users, as well as strengthen their engagement with, and understanding of, that community.
We are over the moon to be rolling out this programme across GMMH! Two lucky services have the opportunity to apply to take part in the programme.
The two chosen services will receive staff training on LGBT inclusion, sexual orientation monitoring, myth busting and confidence building. The training will be at your place of work and in one-hour sessions.
Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice’s support package enables health professionals to effectively and confidently meet the needs of LGBT patients, and the requirements of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the Care Quality Commission and other bodies.
The initiative will support environments to be LGBT friendly, review local policies and procedures and implement an accreditation scheme to recognise the positive steps services have made for LGBT service user inclusion.
Cathy Lovatt, Head of Service User and Carer Involvement, said: “Fear of discrimination prevents many LGBT people from getting the care they need. We can start breaking down these barriers by understanding the impact of the language we use to address and refer to people. This is just one element of the Pride into Practice programme that will make a big difference to our LGBT service users.”
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 9 December 2019.
You can find out more about Pride in Practice by visiting the LGBT Foundations website.