LGBTQ+

The Pride in Practice programme works with GP practices, dental surgeries, pharmacies and optometrists to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have access to inclusive healthcare that understands and meets the needs of these communities, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. 

We are delighted to announce that in November 2020 we were awarded a Gold award in the Pride in Practice programme.

All members of staff, together with those involved in all activities, are required to conduct themselves in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy. They are required to take personal responsibility in this area and work towards promoting respect for individuals. This will entail identifying and removing inappropriate behaviour and changing practices that perpetuate inequality and taking necessary action to challenge unfair, discriminatory or racist, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic language or practices.

All staff undertake annual Equality and Diversity training on an annual basis and we welcome all patients.

If you wish to have more information of any of the practice's policies, please contact the practice manager who will be happy to assist.

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Information for Trans PeopleLGBT FoundationGender Identity Development Service

STONEWALL

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/whats-my-area


NHS Gender Disphoria Clinics

Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria.

Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender dysphoria clinics (GDCs).

All NHS GDCs are commissioned by NHS England, who set the service specifications for how they work.

A GP or another health professional can refer you directly to one of the 8 GDCs. You do not need an assessment by a mental health service first. Neither does the GP need prior approval from their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

The websites of the clinics listed on this page also have useful information for you to think about before you see a GP. 

Click here to find an NHS gender dysphoria clinic


The National LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB&T Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.  The Partnership combines the expertise of ten key LGB&T organisations across England, and works closely with many more. https://nationallgbtpartnership.org/


Useful links

Pregnant pause: A guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant

Parenting rights for LGBTQ+

LGBT paths to parenthood

An assessment of the health inequalities faced by LGBT communities

The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ communities in the UK

Link to help young LGBTQ+ people find support groups

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