The Practice is pleased to announce that we have been given a Gold 'Pride in Practice' award.
Pride in Practice is a quality assurance support service that strengthens and develops Primary Care Services relationship with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients within the local community.
LGBT people have told us that it is important to them to be open and honest about their sexual orientation, gender identity, trans status and lives with their GPs. Our service users want to feel confident that as GPs we understand and can respond to their specific needs.
Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables us effectively and confidently meet the needs of our LGBT patients.It supports us in meeting the requirements of our Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies we work with.
Pride in Practice evidences our commitment and compliance with the General Medical Council Good Practice Guidelines and the Equality Act 2010.
It has been designed to make life easier for clinicians, practice managers and staff. The service works in partnership with us to meet the increasing demands placed on us from policy makers, patients and staff, and to improve patients' experiences of our service.
The Pride in Practice award demonstrates our practice’s commitment and dedication to ensuring a fully inclusive patient-centred service and we are proud to have achieved 'Gold' standard.
The plaque is displayed in the reception area of both our surgeries.