Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Tag Archives: NHS

Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

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In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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Ministers questioned on trans and non-binary action

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    Government Ministers faced a number of questions this week during the final session of the transgender equality inquiry. Members of the women and equalities committee asked several ministers, including Nicky Morgan and Caroline Dinenage, about a number of transgender-related issues and the case of Tara Hudson. The ministers were also challenged on the UK government’s claim that non-binary ...

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Shortage of doctors results in unnecessary distress for trans people

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  A shortage of doctors qualified in helping people to transition is potentially leading to increased mental and physical ill-health, The Herald has reported. Statistics have revealed that several hundred Scots are waiting for up to a year for treatment due to a chronic shortage of specialised medical staff. The inevitable results of delays in receiving treatment are increased levels ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”

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Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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Safety advice issued for LGBTI travellers

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NHS Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have issued an advice statement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) travellers. Noting that attitudes towards LGBTI people “vary significantly around the world”, and that in almost eighty countries homosexuality remains criminal, the organisations are encouraging travellers to carefully research the laws of the countries they are visiting in advance They also ...

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Scotland’s government opposes Human Rights Act repeal

The Scottish Government has expressed its opposition to repeal of th Human Rights Act

The Scottish government has made clear its opposition to Conservative Party proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act. Responding to yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, in which the plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British “Bill of Rights” were put on hold, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned that the UK government’s ongoing commitment to scrapping the legislation must be ...

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LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

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  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

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Lack of understanding of ageing LGBT population is cause for concern

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Concerns over consideration of LGBT people in social care have recently been raised by The Guardian, with the newspaper has describing the 1.2 million elderly lesbian and gay population as ‘the invisible population.’ A new project is highlighting the requirements of the older LGBT community with the objective of discovering the best ways to provide support. The National LGB&T Partnership, ...

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Glasgow gay health base to close in funding shake-up

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Sexual Health Services for gay & bisexual men in the Glasgow area are being overhauled this Autumn, spelling the end for a long-running charity in the city. The dedicated sexual health charity, Gay Men’s Health (GMH), will close its Glasgow operation after funding was withdrawn in a controversial decision by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) earlier this year. Staff ...

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