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LGBT Patients

The Maples and Lakes Medical Centres have been granted the Gold Award from the LGBT Foundation for supporting LGBT patients in the practice. We aim to be a friendly, inclusive and supportive practice for all LGBT patients in our practice area.

Research shows that LGBT people experience a number of health inequalities and barriers to healthcare compared to their hetero and cisgender counterparts. In 2018, Stonewall reported that LGBT people experienced increased rates of smoking, substance misuse, alcohol consumption, poorer mental health. People with multiple protected characteristics e.g. LGBT people of colour, disabled LGBT people, older LGBT people have additional challenges and poorer outcomes in relation to healthcare.

We are aware that our website can be a useful resource for LGBT people. With this in mind, we have put together a list of local groups, websites and community support that may be useful for our LGBT patients.

General Supports

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30 | lgbt.foundation | info@lgbt.foundation


www.stonewall.org.uk – LGBT research charity. Their website features a range of reports about the experiences of LGBT people, guides and links to support groups


www.transwiki.net – Online catalogue of LGBT support groups across the UK


Public Health England

Screening services for trans and non-binary people

Jo’s Trust

0808 802 8000 | www.jostrust.org.uk/welcome-jos-cervical-cancer-trust-forum/lgbtq

Domestic Abuse

Galop/National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428 | www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30 | lgbt.foundation/dasupport | dasupport@lgbt.foundation

Family Supports


Having a baby if you’re LGBT+

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Fertility Preservation for trans and non-binary people


LGBT Parenting Rights

Pregnant Pause (guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant)

A Guide for Gay Dads

Proud 2 B Parents

www.proud2bparents.co.uk – Legal advice, parenting/support groups, parenting options etc. The resources page has a plethora of signposting links for potential parents and professionals

Mental Health

Mind Out


Sexual Health

I want PrEP now

www.prepster.info – Where and how to buy PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) safely

LGBT Foundation

lgbt.foundation/pep  | lgbt.foundation/prep | sexualhealth@lgbt.foundation


www.prepster.info – Advice around PrEP, where to procure it and how it can prevent acquiring HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust

Trans Women Sexual Health

Trans Men Sexual Health

Substance Misuse

Terrence Higgins Trust

Friday/Monday – Information about chemsex, risks, safety and sources for support

Queers without Beers

https://joinclubsoda.com/queers-without-beers/ – Social events for LGBT people away in dry spaces

Supports for Young People


www.mermaidsuk.org.uk – Support for young trans people and their parents, specifically around gender issues

The Proud Trust

www.theproudtrust.org – A Manchester based organisation providing support groups for younger trans people

All of the groups and information provided is independent from the practice. Therefore, if you have any concerns, we recommend you contact the support group or organisation directly.

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