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LGBTQ+

While most health issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) people are similar to those of the general population, we know that LGBTQ+ people have unique health needs and experience disparities in care.

At Priory Fields Surgery we welcome LGBTQ+ individuals and strive to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for them. We believe in fairness and equality, and value diversity in our staff and our patients. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our Practice, and we would like to ask all our patients who identify as LGBTQ+ to let us know how we can continue to improve our service to you.

Useful Resources

GIRES – Gender Identity Research and Education Society

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

GIRES is a professionally managed membership charity supported by volunteers that, in collaboration with other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender diverse individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

LGBT Foundation

Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. They also work with healthcare and other professionals to help make public services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT communities. They are a nationally significant charity and believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.

Mermaids

Mermaids has been supporting transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995. Today, Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.

They also seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-diverse young people.

 

 

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is the largest UK charity providing activities, events, information and support services specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary or gender fluid (LGBTQ+) people over 50.

They are a membership organisation providing regular social opportunities and events to help develop networks, communities and create friendships for LGBTQ+ people, aged over 50.

Stonewall

Stonewall is a national campaigning and lobbying charity for the rights of LGBTQ+ people everywhere. They provide support and resources to help others do the same.

TransUnite

TransUnite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. Their easy to use, mobile friendly directory connects you to an established network of trans support groups near you. Support groups bring together people facing similar issues to share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people at all stages of the transition.