Leeds GP Practice receives Gold Award in trailblazing programme for LGBT+ patients

18 Dec 2019 01:25 PM

Today, Armley Medical Practice became the latest GP to be awarded with the Pride in Practice Award (PiP).

The programme, produced by the LGBT Foundation and funded by the Government Equalities Office, trains GPs and staff in primary care organisations to fully support LGBT patients.

PiP trains practitioners to meet the needs of their LGBT patients, from making a practice more welcoming to ensuring that patients are addressed in an appropriate way.

Armley Medical Practice was praised for being the first practice in Leeds to receive the Gold award, demonstrating a real commitment to providing excellent and appropriate care to their LGBT patients.

As part of the LGBT Action Plan, the Government Equalities Office launched a £1m health grant scheme to fund projects to ensure LGBT people get the right healthcare support.

Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams, said:

“It is vital that LGBT people are able to access appropriate healthcare and are treated with respect.

“I would like to congratulate Armley Medical Practice on achieving the Gold Award for the Pride in Practice programme, showing a real commitment to ensuring they serve LGBT people in a supportive and respectful manner.”

Pride in Practice was originally developed in Manchester, and has been delivered to 398 primary care services since 2016. The GEO has funded the LGBT Foundation to pilot the scheme in NHS GP practices, dentists, pharmacies and optometrists outside of Manchester in London and more rural areas of England.

Background:

The Pride in Practice scheme includes: