I’m writing to you today to let you know about our Pride in Practice LGBT Patient Experience Survey. This is the latest in a series of surveys that we have carried out at LGBT Foundation since 2013. The survey is an important tool in helping us understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people accessing primary care - GP practices, dental practices, community pharmacies and optical practices.
This year’s survey will run from Monday 17th May until 31st July 2021 and we would love you to help us ensure the survey responses are as widespread and representative as possible.
You may already be aware that Monday 17th May is IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and it’s no coincidence that we’ve chosen this day to launch our survey. A 2018 study found that 13% of LGBT people reported some form of unequal treatment from healthcare staff because they were LGBT. This figure rose to 19% from LGBT people of colour.
So, how can you help?
Well, if you identify as LGBT yourself then we want to know your experience. You can do this by visiting www.lgbt.foundation/pipsurvey2021 or by clicking on the link. All people completing the survey will have the opportunity to enter our raffle for a chance to win £200 in shopping vouchers.
If you’re not LGBT, please share the information through your networks to help us reach a wide range of LGBT people. We’ve tried to make this as easy as possible and so you’ll find some suggested articles for newsletters and social media posts which you can take away and tweak.
We’ll also be sending messages through the LGBT Foundation Twitter account so just retweeting some of these will go a long way.
We know that certain communities such as people of colour, older people, and people of faith are often under-represented in surveys such as this. At LGBT Foundation, we don’t believe any group is ‘hard to reach’ just that sometimes we’re not asking in the right places. If you have any suggestions for how we can ensure our survey is as inclusive as possible then we’d love to hear from you.
If you have any other comments questions or queries about the survey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can contact us on pip@LGBT.foundation.
Survey can also be found here LGBT Patients' Experiences of Primary Care Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)
 Bachmann, C. and Gooch, B. 2018. LGBT in Britain. Health Report. Stonewall and YouGov. Available at: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/system/files/lgbt_in_ britain_health.pdf
Pride in Practice
Our practice has recently had training and have been assessed for Pride in Practice Award.
If you wish to share you experiences with us about the practice please contact us.
Outhouse East is a registered charity (no. 1006244) seeking to offer support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people of Essex. Based in Colchester Town Centre, we provide a range of services and groups free of charge.
http://www.outhouseeast.org.uk/ 01206 871 394
19 East Hill
0345 3 30 30 30
Useful Information and Links
NHS Screening program for trans people
Screening for trans & non-binary
A Guide to Hormone Therapy for trans people
Mid Essex CCG Trans Hormone Therapy Policy
Good Practice Guide