PRIDE IN PRACTICE - For all LGBT people
Excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans healthcare
LGBT Foundation would like to hear from you about how we can make primary care services better for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Pride in Practice is our programme to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have access to primary care services that are LGBT inclusive and understand the needs of our communities.
LGBT Foundation have been funded by NHS England and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (the body overseeing devolution of the £6bn health and social care budget) to support GP Practices, Community Pharmacies, Dental Practices and Optometry outlets through Pride in Practice, a quality assurance service that strengthens and develops primary care services’ relationships with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans patients.
To make sure that this happens we want to hear from YOU!
Among the issues we are looking at are:
• How does your GP Practice treat their LGBT patients?
• Why is it important that my dentist knows my sexual orientation/trans status?
• What can Optometrists tell us about our wider health?
• How can we get the best service from our Pharmacy services?
Whether we only need access to primary care services when we are sick, or if we depend on regular support to improve the quality of our lives and sometimes even save our lives, we can and should feel able to make a real difference to the way these services are run.
This is especially important if we think we haven’t been listened to as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and if our needs and wishes haven’t been taken into consideration in the past, or our voices are not currently being heard.
We know that many LGBT people may worry about accessing services for fear of experiencing discrimination or even hostility on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity or trans status and it is imperative that we overcome this to enable health providers to become more aware of the needs of LGBT communities and how to best address them.
Get In Touch
If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans and would like to share your experiences of primary care services to help inform others and to ensure that services understand the needs of LGBT people, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org