Pride in medicine: LGBTQ+ health day
Date(s) - 29/06/2019
Royal Society of Medicine
On the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement, the health of today’s LGBTQ+ community is the focus for the inaugural Royal Society of Medicine ‘Pride in medicine’ event. Join a multidisciplinary faculty of engaged experts to discuss the topics and recognise the best forms of support and current guidance for health professionals.
Last year, the Government Equalities Office LGBT Survey report showed that LGBT people are more dissatisfied with health services in comparison to those who are not LGBT. This can include lack of knowledge among medical staff about the health needs of LGBT people, specific concerns with mental and sexual health services and, among transgender people, concerns with the gender identity services provided by the NHS.
We hope this meeting will help improve the healthcare of LGBTQ+ people. During the day you will explore public policy, society, particular health matters, patient narratives, the present scenario and the future of healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community. Through a series of lectures, forums and workshops, you will learn about:
- The range of health matters and topics that impact today’s LGBTQ+ community.
- The reasons why these concerns exist, looking at public policy, societal changes, and relevant research/evidence.
- The achievements made in the field of LGBTQ+ health and care, including a showcase of current and future approaches.
- How to support and guide patients from the LGBTQ+ community.