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DM Weekly Digest 3/5/24

Same sex care where reasonably possible


Following proposals for a raft of changes to the NHS Constitution for England, Health Secretary Victoria Atkins said it was about making it clear that "sex matters".  "We want to make it abundantly clear that if a patient wants same-sex care, they should have access to it wherever reasonably possible," she said.  Read more here.


Digital exclusion and it’s impact on older people

Research shows that 4.7million older people do not have access to the Internet. As vital services are moving to online only, older people are being excluded. Read more here.



Young people facing discrimination in the workplace

Research from the Youth Futures Foundation has found that almost half of young people from an ethnic minority background have experienced prejudice or discrimination when seeking to enter the workplace.

Half of young people from an ethnic minority background face prejudice and discrimination as they enter the world of work - Youth Futures Foundation. Read more here.



Disability: Assumptions and barriers for disabled people and access to healthcare

She is one of more than 30 adults who told BBC Wales they had faced barriers to healthcare because of their disabilities.  Read more here.