The NHS Tayside Sexual and Reproductive Health Service including the MOT and HIV services were awarded the Gold LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Mark in October 2017 with the official presentation on 18th January 2018.
The LGBT Charter is a recognised accreditation demonstrating our services commitment to all LGBT people in the local area. It aims to send a positive message to LGBT people that you are included, valued, supported, and will be treated fairly when you engage with our services. It makes it clear to other organisations, service users, and the public that equality and diversity is at the heart of our services, and to reassure people that our workplace is safe and supportive.
The Charter process involved staff training, reviewing service policies, guides and patient information to ensure it was in line with legislation and respectful to individuals of all sexualities and genders and patient surveys to identify whether attendees felt the service was LGBT friendly.
The Charter process has raised our own awareness of the needs and rights of LGBT people and we are continually working to ensure these are met so you have every confidence in us.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org