Health and Social Care and LGBT Communities


Committee information



Our inquiry

1 The disparities in health and social care experienced by LGBT people

Data collection

Disparities in health outcomes

2 Access to health and social care and discrimination

The National LGBT Survey

Types of discrimination

Underlying causes of discrimination

3 Leadership and creating policy that results in measurable improvement

The role of national and local leaders

The NHS Long Term Plan

Integrating the LGBT Action Plan into NHS Strategy

The role of the National LGBT Health Advisor

4 Creating LGBT-inclusive services

Materials and guidance to health and social care providers

LGBT-inclusive messaging

LGBT-specific services

5 Staff training and regulation

Training of health and social care professionals

Pre-qualification training

Post-qualification training and continuing professional development

Registration of individual professionals in health or social care

Identifying and dealing with poor practice

Taking forward complaints


Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: informal note from outreach event for LGBT people held on 30 April 2019

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 22 October 2019