Tag Archive | NHS

UK: Trans teen takes legal action over gender care delay

UK: Trans teen takes legal action over gender care delay

A transgender teenager is taking legal action against England’s health service, over a delay in accessing specialist gender care, his lawyers said on Monday, as global debate rages over whether adolescents should be allowed to medically change gender. The 14-year-old was referred to Britain’s only youth gender identity clinic in October 2019, and has been […]

London: First ParaPride calls on LGBT+ community to support disabled members

London: First ParaPride calls on LGBT+ community to support disabled members

Disabled LGBT+ people called on the wider gay community to be more inclusive, and address internal discrimination, at the launch of London’s first ever ParaPride on Saturday. Hosted at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London – listed as a historic building in 2015 because of its significance to the LGBT+ community – the event drew […]

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men’s lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. Britain is lagging behind the United States and Kenya, where the highly-effective drug is more widely available, as health authorities only give the pills to […]

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

One in 20 British LGBT+ people have been pressured to undergo conversion therapy while getting healthcare, rising to one in five among transgender people, a charity said on Thursday. LGBT+ patients experience “shockingly high level of hostility and unfair treatment”, with many avoiding medical care as a result, Stonewall said in a report based on […]

UK: NHS England will make PrEP available next year

UK: NHS England will make PrEP available next year

NHS England and Public Health England have given an outline of a large study of the best way for the NHS to implement pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is due to start in the middle of next year. This follows the Court of Appeal’s ruling last month that NHS England, alongside local authorities, has the power, […]

UK: NHS – major extension of HIV prevention programme after Court ruling

UK: NHS – major extension of HIV prevention programme after Court ruling

The NHS in England will fund a major extension to the national HIV prevention programme led by Public Health England with the aim of supporting those most at risk and reducing the incidence of HIV infection. It has also decided to routinely commission ten new specialised treatments as part of the annual prioritisation process for […]

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

The British health minister has written that so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ has “no place” in the UK’s National Health Service. Norman Lamb, a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Democrats, has also asked the NHS in England for assurances that doctors will not refer patients to such treatment. According to The Guardian, fifteen British MPs have […]