Inclusion in the Practice
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.
Changing your title or pronouns
Did you know you can change your title from Mr to Miss/Mrs/Ms or from Miss/Mrs/Ms to Mr without changing your gender.
If you want to change your preferred pronouns (Him/He/Her/She/Hers/Them/They), just let us know.
Changing your name
If you would like to request your name to change on your medical records, you just need to complete a change of personal details form via the change of details form or come into the practice and request a paper form.
Gender Change on Medical Records
Patients may request to change gender on their patient record at any time and do not need to have undergone any form of gender reassignment treatment to do so.
We must advise you, the patient, that changing your gender on your records would mean that you will be supplied with a new NHS number which is not reversible, and we will need to register you as a new patient. Your old NHS number will no longer exist and your existing medical information will be transferred into your new medical record minus any information relating to your previous identity.
To revert to your previous gender, we would need to issue you with a third NHS number and transfer your then existing medical information minus any information relating to your previous identity to your new record.
Please note: Upon changing your gender it is important that you understand that you will not receive automatic invites for screening for certain cancers and conditions. It is important that you read and understand the NHS Screening Guidance for Trans Patients before requesting to change your medical records.
We suggest you discuss with your doctor any future screening that maybe relevant to your gender at birth. We, as a practice, are responsible for inviting you to discuss appropriate screening at the relevant time.
Support & Information
|The Kite Trust – Peterborough group – The Proud Trust|
If you’re LGBTQ+ and aged 25 or under, you’re welcome to come along. Our social groups are safe and friendly spaces for you to get involved in fun activities, make friends from the local LGBTQ+ community, and discuss things relevant to you.
|Support for parents of LGBTQ – Strong Family Alliance|
Strong Family Alliance is a non-profit providing support and resources to parents of LGBT (gay, trans, etc.) kids coming out. Save lives. Preserve families.
|Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity working with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence.|
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 Email: [email protected]
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline: 020 7704 2040 Email: [email protected]
Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335 Email: [email protected]
|Gendered Intelligence is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life. They are a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge.|
|LGBT Foundation’s Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support. The LGBT Foundation helpline is a good first step if you are unsure of how to access support and advice.|
Call: 0345 3 30 30 30 Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm
Email: [email protected] and receive a reply within 10 working days
|Mermaids focus on supporting and informing gender diverse children and young people, and their families, with a particular focus on younger children who may be questioning their gender or who identify as trans. Mermaids have online forums, a helpline, and host meet ups across the UK.|
|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.
|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 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 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.|