Women and Equalities Committee

Health and social care and LGBT communities inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions was Friday 5 October 2018. If you wish to submit evidence please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

Existing evidence shows that health outcomes are generally worse for LGBT people than for the rest of the population. The Government’s recent survey of 108,000 LGBT people found that many had difficulties accessing healthcare services, some had experienced inappropriate questioning and curiosity from healthcare staff, and that many feel their specific needs are not taken into account in their care.
This inquiry will consider whether provision is adequate, whether discrimination is still occurring, and what more needs to be done to improve access to health and social care.

Latest evidence

  • 19 Jun 2019 - Health and social care and LGBT communities - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF233 KB) HC 1492 | Published 24 Jun 2019

    Evidence given by Prof Kathryn Almack, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, Debbie Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission, Jim Glennon, Training and Policy Manager, Opening Doors London, Dr Ju Gosling, Chair, Regard; Prof Catherine Meads, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Peter Thompson, Chief Executive, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Joanne Anton, Policy Manager, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

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Next meeting(s)

03 July 2019 9:50 am

Oral Evidence Session

Health and social care and LGBT communities
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Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council
Harri Weeks, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, LGB&T Partnership
Clare Perkins, Director of the Knowledge and Intelligence, Public Health England
Dr Michael Brady, National LGBT Advisor for Health, NHS England
John Stewart, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England



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