Raising awareness of health inequalities through the LGBT cancer support alliance

Ben Heyworth, Macmillan Survivorship Network Manager at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, talks about the LGBT cancer support alliance, a cross-cutting group brings together professionals, patients and academics to the discuss the particular needs of LGBT people affected by cancer. LGBT people have a worse patient experience and poorer outcomes. A recent publication by Macmillan, the Emerging Picture of LGBT and Cancer, has highlighted the lack of research in this area, and the need to do a lot to raise awareness of such health inequalities and take steps to improve them. LGBT cancer support alliance is working across greater Manchester and beginning to work in other places in the north of England. Recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), held in Brighton, UK.
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