In December 2018 Staff and Clinicians at the surgery took part in a training session with a representative from the LGBT Foundation.
Pride in Practice strengthens and develops our relationship with our LGBT patients in the local community. Endorsed by the Royal College of GP's, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables the practice to effectively and confidently meet the needs of LGBT patients. Walkden Medical Centre has a commitment to assuring that our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population are treated fairly, have access to appropriate healthcare services and feel able to discuss health issues with us.
- The practice recognises the right of every patient to have information about them kept secure and private.
- Any information given to any member of staff will remain confidential
- In exceptional circumstances, permission from the patient will be sought before any information is disclosed
- The practice has a confidentiality policy which is adhered to by every member of staff. Patients have a right to the standards of confidentiality maintained by those providing their care and these standards should be made known at their first point of contact.
If you need to speak to someone in private then please tell the reception staff who will arrange this for you. You do not have to say what it is about, we respect your privacy and right to confidentiality.For further information about the LGBT Foundation please click HERE.
We have leaflets available below which can also be found within the surgery and on the LGBT Foundation website.
LGBT Foundation Leaflet
LGBT - We're Here For You
LGBT Coming Out Guide
LGBT A Guide for Lesbian and Bisexual Women affected by Sexual Violence
LGBT A Guide for Gay and Bisexual Men affected by Sexual Violence
LGBT A Guide for Trans People affected by Sexual Violence
A Cervial Screening Guide for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
LGBT Mental Health and Wellbeing Leaflet
A Guide to HIV