NHS Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard

The sexual orientation monitoring information standard provides a consistent mechanism for recording the sexual orientation of all patients/service users aged 16 years and above across all health services in England. It will also cover local authorities with responsibilities for adult social care in all service areas where it may be relevant to record this data using a standardised format.

This standard provides the categories for recording sexual orientation but does not mandate a collection.

The CCG is developing its response to the standard.

Further information on the standard can be found on the NHS England website