LGBT Foundation are working with Manchester Medical School to improve healthcare for LGBT communities by embedding good practice in the delivery of health-related degree programmes in UK universities.

We will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Course materials that are relevant to current issues in LGBT communities;
  • Healthcare professionals and academics that are able to engage, confidently, with LGBT communities and have a forum for constructive discussion of LGBT health and wellbeing issues.

We will start locally, but aim to improve practice nationally through long-term strategic partnerships:

  • We will build on our existing relationship with the Manchester Medical School, providing evidence of collaboration which will eventually lead to a memorandum of understanding.
  • We will develop forums for engagement in Manchester, across the region, and nationally, to promote the campaign in partnership with universities, Health Education England, the Royal Colleges and other key influencers.

We have agreed a plan for work for the next academic year with Manchester Medical School which we will use as a basis for developing a North West/national model.

Our goal is to have LGBT health needs embedded in the teaching of university health and social care students at two universities by April 2023.

For more information on this programme of work and to get involved please contact: lawrence.roberts@lgbt.foundation