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Meet my new sister

08 February 2011

Nursing Standard


Born male but now a confident woman, Rebecca Phillips wants to be treated with dignity. Her sister Anne Wells is an RCN convener and council member.

How healthcare professionals can support older LGBTQ+ people living with dementia

03 July 2019

Nursing Older People


Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and others (LGBTQ+) people living with dementia have specific needs related to their sexual orientation and identity that...

Exploring health and social care professionals’ initial perceptions of caring for trans patients

04 May 2020

Nursing Standard

equality and diversity

Aim To investigate the initial perceptions that health and social care professionals have when caring for trans patients. Method This was a qualitative study that...

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...

Shaping the service to fit the person

08 February 2011

Nursing Standard


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...

Trans fats: implications for health

19 September 2012

Nursing Standard


Trans fats can be found naturally in low levels in some foods, however they are also added to foods to extend their shelf life. Governments in some countries have...

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...

Coming out in cancer care: is disclosure of sexual orientation beneficial?

13 February 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Holistic care

Nurses and other health professionals are expected to ask patients about sexual orientation at every face-to-face contact across the NHS from 2019. However, there...

Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses

30 December 2020

Nursing Management

LGBTQ+ older adults

Over the past four decades, the number of people aged over 60 years has increased worldwide, and within this population there has been a proportional increase in...