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Finding a safe place to explore sexual identity

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the role of Mingle, a support group for people with learning disabilities who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual. The service...

Out in the open

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Health services are among the worst employers for gay, lesbian and transgender staff, according to the campaign group Stonewall – some nurses have even been...

Smoking and vaping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: results of a Proud2BSmokefree survey

07 December 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

There is evidence of a causal link between smoking and cancer, and its effects on cancer survivorship. Smoking is common among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans...

Home is where the hate is

01 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Feature

Domestic violence and abuse are areas where health professionals often fear to tread, feeling that they have insufficient information and expertise to be able to...

Shaping the service to fit the person

08 February 2011

Nursing Standard

Feature

The needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people go far beyond sexual health. NHS trusts are in the process of ensuring mainstream services are meeting these...

Pride and prejudice

06 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

Prejudice in health services towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people still exists, even though much has changed since the 1950s.

Policing hate crime

13 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Feature

A partnership between nurses at a London sexual health clinic and local police officers helps police in their work combating hate crime.

Sexual health needs and the LGBT community

10 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) individuals have particular vulnerabilities to sexually transmitted infections and HIV infection. Globally, reasons for this...

Making the healthcare needs of LGBT patients a priority

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

Gaps in knowledge about the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients, as well as a lack of confidence among healthcare professionals (HCPs), means...

School’s out for bullying

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Homophobic bullying of school pupils has a devastating effect on students’ physical, mental and emotional health. The RCN’s Out group is working with Schools Out to...