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UK Parliament,

Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

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SW1A 0AA

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There is emerging evidence demonstrating that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people experience significant health inequalities across their lifespan, often starting at a young age. For example, LGBT+ people are at higher risk than their heterosexual peers of poor mental health, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. These inequalities result in poor physical and mental health conditions that persist into old age. Discrimination and prejudice shape the LGBT+ community’s experiences of and access to healthcare systems.

The lack of high quality evidence, has meant that healthcare providers and policymakers have been unable to understand health risks and inequalities. Notable exceptions include the management of HIV, which has shown that extensive study of the affected population and user-centred service design can have positive results.

In this seminar you will hear from academics who will present the latest research on the inequalities experienced by the LGBT community, and evidence-based interventions that can be put in place to minimise the gap with the heterosexual population. Clinicians will discuss the challenges and opportunities in delivering care for LGBT individuals in NHS services, and a speaker from Public Health England will outline the latest government research and policy aimed at improving the health of this group.





Programme


2.00pm

Registration

2.15pm

Chair’s Welcome

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Board Member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

2.20pm

LGBT+ health

Dr Joanna Semlyen, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

2.35pm

LGBT+ health inequalities: a clinical perspective

Dr Rachael Jones, Consultant in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2.50pm

Closing the health gap: tools and interventions

Dr Laetitia Zeeman, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

3.05pm

Supporting and improving the wellbeing of LGBT+ communities

Luis Eduardo Guerra, National Programme Manager for HIV Prevention, Public Health England

3.20pm

Discussion

3.45pm

Chair’s closing remarks

3.50pm

Refreshments

4.45pm

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are using public transport, the nearest tube station is Westminster. You can access the Houses of Parliament via the Portcullis House Visitor Entrance.

What can I bring into the event?

Please note that airport-style searches are in place at the Houses of Parliament. You are not permitted to bring the followiing items:

  • Sharp items e.g. knives (including Swiss army knives) scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers
  • Paint spray
  • Padlocks, chains and climbing gear
  • Items that make a noise (e.g. whistles)
  • Banners, placards and flagsLiquids that are not in sealable containers

You should allow twenty minutes to clear security.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact POST via email postevents@parliament.uk or telephone 020 7219 8973. Please advise us of any particular requirements you may have, or of anything we can do to make this event accessible to you.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.

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