The AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation have joined forces to search for innovations, best practice and improvement programmes to help address health inequalities facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people.

We know that the LGBT+ community are disproportionately affected by both ill health and social pressures. These inequalities are explored in a comprehensive compilation of evidence, which will be published in March. This builds on previous work by LGBT Foundation, and follow-up report showing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting LGBT+ people more acutely.

Our new compilation of evidence of LGBT+ health inequalities starkly highlights the many areas within health and care where innovations or new ways of delivering a service may make a huge difference in the lives of LGBT+ people.

As part of its commitment to intersect healthcare innovation and equality and diversity, the AHSN Network is working with LGBT Foundation to call out to our colleagues, networks and partners to find innovations and innovative approaches (from MedTech and apps to changes in practice and new pathways) that are in use or development that in some way help address these challenges. Our aim is to showcase this work nationally, supporting best practice to be adopted more widely across health and care services.

The full call will be launched in March 2021, but if you would like to register your interest in this work early, please email: info@ahsnnetwork.com.

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