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The Scottish Public Health Observatory
Stonewall - Stonewall work to adress the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals in the wider community.
The research below has been carried out independently of the Scottish Government, the results are hosted on an external website and the findings do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers.
Experiences of healthcare for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people - Research by Stonewall demonstrates that the specific needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are too often overlooked in the provision of healthcare.
Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Survey - Stonewall surveyed 6,861 gay and bisexual men to explore whether their health needs are being met.
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in later life Survey - This research by Stonewall examines the expectations that both heterosexual and gay people have about getting older and underlines how their experiences differ. It demonstrates that older gay people are not accessing the services they need and are genuinely afraid about who will support them as they age.
The NHS Health Scotland equality team webpages provide an introduction to equality, health inequalities and human rights in relation to health outcomes for each of the nine protected characteristics, signposting to qualitative research about access to services, practice guidance and case studies to help planners and practitioners design and deliver services which meet the needs of individuals and communities. Their Monthly Equalities Alert provides an update on the latest articles and journals covering health in relation to protected characteristics and population groups.