Equality Health Information and Resources
This page includes a wide range of health information and links to further support.
Producing population estimates for the lesbian, gay and bisexual
Public Health England has published Producing modelled estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England. This report establishes a new estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England, providing a population denominator for use in estimating health outcomes by sexual orientation.
To find out about the health needs of different groups in our area, or to find out about looking after your own health, click on the links below:
- Age (Infants, children, younger people and older people)
- Disability (Disabled people – physical, learning and mental health)
- Gender Reassignment / Gender Identity (Trans)
- Race (Black, Minority Ethnicity)
- Religion or Belief
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Sexual orientation
T.Y.L.E.R – The Young Leaders of East Riding
T.Y.L.E.R are a steering group of young people with an aim to get young people’s voices heard and make a difference! They want to gain young people’s views and opinions about what it is like living in the East Riding, making new friends and the impact bullying has on young people. T.Y.L.E.R are also looking for new members – if you know or work with a young person with additional needs and feel they would benefit from being part of the group please contact Aneliese on (01482) 396469 or for more information please click here.
Cancer and equality
The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) has published Cancer and equality groups: key metrics 2015 report. This is the third report published for the National Cancer Equality Initiative (NCEI) by the NCIN on cancer and equality groups. It builds on previous reports to give a clear picture of where there are differences between groups in aspects of cancer patients’ diagnosis, care and outcomes. Although we are continuing to make gains in cancer survival, the 2015 report reminds us that there are still some stark health inequalities for people with cancer.
Inequalities in life expectancy
The Kings Fund has published Inequalities in life expectancy: changes over time and implications for policy. This report assesses how the Marmot curve (the relationship between income deprivation and life expectancy) has changed over time and what this tells us about the success or otherwise of government policy on inequalities in health over the period 1999–2003 to 2006–10.
This study brings together data on a wide array of variables for 6,700 areas of England on wider determinants, lifestyles, demographics and public service variables widely thought to be significant in determining health and health inequalities.
Living with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society has published Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementia. This report brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia. The information is taken from a series of in-depth interviews and face-to-face and online surveys. It provides an insight into the gap between the things that people living with dementia need to live well and their day-to-day reality.
The Herbert Protocol
Do you have a friend or relative who is elderly, suffers with dementia or has other mental health issues which can leave them confused, lost or disorientated?
Nothing is more worrying or distressing than if someone you care about goes missing or doesn’t return home when expected - and for people living with or caring for someone with dementia or other mental health conditions, this may be quite a common occurrence.
We do all we can to help locate missing people and get them home safely as quickly as possible – particularly when they are vulnerable. For more information please click here.
Public Health England has published Prevalence of dementia in population groups by protected characteristics: a systematic review of the literature. This review examines how common dementia is and how much it varies between groups with the following characteristics: socio-economic position, race or ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability. This review builds on previous work by the Department of Health in 2010 to 2011, as part of the development of the Dementia Equalities Action Plan (DH, 2011).
Fair care for transgender patients
The Royal College of Nursing has published Fair care for trans patients: an RCN guide for nursing and health care professionals. The second edition of this guidance is designed to help nursing staff and other health professionals to respond to the needs of patients and clients who identify as transgender.