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LGB&T Communities A Summary for JSNA

LGB&T Communities A Summary for JSNA

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The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy’s importance in the emerging health architecture is clear. It is therefore a significant concern for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) communities, and LGB&T service providers, that existing JSNAs often do not address LGB&T issues, needs and experiences of healthcare in any meaningful way. LGB&T issues within health and social care remain a relatively low priority for policy makers clinicians and commissioners , due to a relative lack of local evidence relating to LGB&T people’s needs, outcomes and experiences of health and social care services. This is despite the fact that policy and decision makers must now take account of LGB&T people when designing and delivering publicly funded services, under the Public Sector Equality Duty, part of the Equality Act 2010 . This relative lack of LGB&T specific evidence reinforces LGB&T needs and experiences as being a low priority, which in turn further re-enforces the lack of LGB&T specific evidence.
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