LGBT Health Hub
In July 2017, the Government Equalities Office launched a national survey of LGBT people which was open to anyone who identified as having a minority sexual orientation, gender identity or had variations in sex characteristics. It asked questions about people’s experiences of living in the UK and in accessing public services and received more than 108,000 responses, an unprecedented number.
The survey highlighted that LGBT people’s experience of healthcare in the UK is often not as good as those who are not from the LGBT community. This is often caused by the lack of knowledge of healthcare providers of the specific health needs of their LGBT patients.
This collection of eLearning modules, podcasts and screencasts aims to inform and update all members of the general practice team on particularly important aspects of primary care for LGBT people, to improve both experience and outcomes for our patients. It was produced with the help of a grant by the Government Equalities Office and with the guidance of the RCGP’s LGBT+ steering group.
We encourage you to undertake all six modules, after which we’ll invite you to submit a short learning assessment so we can evaluate the impact of these resources.
The LGBT Health Hub is free to access when you register for an RCGP account. For instructions on how to register and log in, please click here.