Bowland Medical Practice strikes GOLD!

Publish Date: 06/08/2014

Bowland Medical Practice receives their GOLD Pride in Practice award for delivering fully inclusive healthcare services to their patients.

Pride in Practice, delivered by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops a GP Practice’s relationship with their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients. You can find out more information here.

Angela Williamson the practice manager at Bowland Medical Practice has organised Pride in Practice to deliver two lunchtime training sessions. The first session was aimed at reception staff to encourage sexual orientation monitoring and inclusive language. The second session was for the GP's and aimed at issues around HIV. Angela Williamson commented "We are so proud to achieve a GOLD award, the whole practice really enjoyed the training. The training allowed us to implement a few simple changes that really made a difference.

Sian Payne, Director of Organisational Development at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation presented the award to the practice. “Bowland have done tremendously well to achieve a GOLD Pride in Practice award. The commitment they are showing through this to their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients is outstanding, and long may it continue!”

The manager of Pride in Practice, Kathy McGuirk added “The GOLD award is highest award Pride in Practice can give, and is a testament to the dedication of the staff at the Bowland Medical Practice.”

Do you identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual? If so we’d really appreciate you taking a few mins to answer this survey about your GP. As well as helping us deliver the most effective work we can with GP, you’ll can go into a prize draw to win £50 worth of vouchers. www.lgf.org.uk/gpsurvey

Does your GP practice have a Pride in Practice award?

Do they have The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s poster?

Do they have any resources aimed at lesbian, gay or bisexual patients? If so take a quick snap and send it to us! Just provide us with the name of the practice! pip@lgf.org.uk or @lgfoundation #prideinpractice