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Dear Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust,

Whilst browsing Twitter today I came across your trans/nb inclusion leaflet and policy. Could you please provide me with the documents, research papers and names of any organisations you relied on to help you formulate your policy.

Whilst checking your website under special services I couldn't find any inclusive policies in the list regarding disabled and the BAME women Could you also provide me with policies that relate to both of these groups

Yours faithfully,

Toni Morris

FOI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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FOI (BRIGHTON AND SUSSEX UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Toni Morris,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act 2000.

 

We are now in a position to respond to your request.

 

Your request:

 

1)    Whilst browsing Twitter today I came across your trans/nb inclusion
leaflet and policy. Could you please provide me with the documents,
research papers and names of any organisations you relied on to help you
formulate your policy.

 

2)    Whilst checking your website  under special services I couldn't find
any inclusive policies in the list regarding disabled and the BAME women
Could you also provide me with policies that relate to both of these
groups.

 

Our response:

 

Under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Trust
can confirm that it holds information relevant to your request and this
has been provided where possible below.

 

1)  The Gender Inclusive Language in Perinatal Services: Mission Statement
& Rationale document can be found on our website -
[1]https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/wp-con...
This document contains information about those involved in the production
of the policy and a reference list.  Since this information is reasonably
accessible via other means, section 21 exemption under the FOIA is
engaged.  Attached is the Trust’s Perinatal Care for Trans and Non-Binary
People protocol which similarly provides resources and reference
information. 

 

2) In relation to maternity services, please find attached the Standard
Operating Procedure for pregnant people at higher risk of COVID-19 and
BAME maternity leaflet.  For patients with learning disabilities, the
maternity service follows the Trust’s Policy for caring for adult
patients with a learning disability in the acute hospital which is also
attached for your information.  For patients with physical disabilities,
the maternity service follows general Trust guidance as well as offering a
specialist continuity of care maternity support team (MAST – maternity
additional support team).  This team offers 1:1 support, coordinates
appropriate referrals and holds MDT (Multi-disciplinary team) meetings to
ensure that patients with physical needs are met (e.g. issues around
access, specialist equipment requirements as well as coordinated care with
other teams such as vascular, endocrinology etc.).

 

The Trust is also currently working with the Sussex BAME Disparity Group
to look at the existing health inequalities that exist within Sussex for
our BAME communities.

 

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