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Best Practice Guidance on Health Care for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Users and their Families

5 July 2005 - 9:10am

Many people in same sex relationships are concerned about the refusal of health care workers to acknowledge their partner, denying them visiting rights and access to information. New guidance, endorsed by the CSP, gives an overview of best practice in delivering healthcare to lesbian, gay and bisexual service users. Download a copy of the guidance here...

Many people in same sex relationships are concerned about the refusal of health care workers to acknowledge their partner, denying them visiting rights and access to information.

New guidance produced by Unison and the Royal College of Nursing, endorsed by the CSP, gives an overview of best practice in delivering healthcare to lesbian, gay and bisexual service users. The guidance states that training for all staff and monitoring of outcomes will be essential elements of any action plan on achieving good practice.

A copy of the guidance can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Hard copies are available from Patt Taylor in the CSP's Employment Relations & Union Services function on 020 7306 6691.

http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/14029.pdf 

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