The Practice has undertaken training for all staff to gain a better understanding of the barriers faced by LGBT communities in accessing services and why there is a higher prevalence of inequalities in health outcomes
Increased awareness of how to support LGBT patients at the practice by developing inclusive practices and patient-centred care.
Information on how Pride in Practice can offer ongoing support to enable you to support LGBT patients more effectively.
Our Equality and Diversity policy is reviewed and updated on a yearly basis.
All Practice staff are required to complete online elearning on equality and diversity yearly via the Learning for Health Portal as part of the Statutory and Mandatory training.
Attached are some helpful links for screening for transgender patients and some useful signposting for support and guidance.
Please click on the links for further information on the LGBT Foundation and Pride in Practice for excellance in lesbian, gay , bisexual and trans healthcare.
LGBT support services
LGBT Foundation www.lgbt.foundation.org – 0345 3 30 30 30
The Proud Trust (support of young trans people) – www.theproudtrust.org –
Galop (national) – LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Stonewall (National) – www.stonewall.co.uk – General Advice
Mermaids (National) www.mermaidsuk.org.uk-Support for trans patients inc. families
Terence Higgins Trust – www.tht.org.uk – Support and information regarding HIV