Pride in Practice

We are proud to be accredited to the “Pride in Practice” programme by ensuring that people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (“LGBT”) community have access to inclusive healthcare which meets their needs. We understand that many people from these communities may fear hostility or discrimination on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity or trans status.

Our staff regularly receive Equality and Diversity training, which helps strengthen their engagement with, and understanding of, the LGBT community. In addition, policies are reviewed to ensure inclusivity, and these are made available both on the practice website and within the surgery.

As a practice, we strive to ensure that our trans community are invited to all routine screenings and health checks, with both our clinical and non-clinical teams ready to offer any support as required.

According to Stonewall (a LGBT rights charity), anxiety, depression and mental health issues, as well as smoking and drug abuse, are more prevalent within the LGBT community; this is further increased where multiple protected characteristics are seen, such as LGBT disabled people or LGBT people of colour.

In addition to support from our Practice, please see below a variety of additional services which may be of assistance to our LGBT patient population: