top of page
  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Southend

Access to Health for LGBTQIA+ Residents in Southend

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

Healthwatch Southend prepared a report looking at the experiences of those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and use NHS services locally.

Summary Healthwatch Southend wanted to find out whether the picture was the same in Southend. We put together a survey that included questions about experiences of discrimination, negative attitudes and barriers to care. We followed this up with a Focus Group, inviting services users to have their say and we had input from two experts in the field of Social Care provision and Maternity Services for the LGBTQIA+ communities. We also asked services providers what progress they have made in addressing these issues and barriers to accessing care.

Key Findings

  • Reluctance of patients to disclose sexuality or gender identification

  • Several experiences of negative attitudes and discrimination

  • Avoidance of seeking out treatment for a wide range of health problems

  • Lower levels of patient satisfaction where Pride in Practice not yet embedded

Click below to download full report

LGBT Report March 2022 Finaluploaded190422
Download PDF • 1.67MB

If you need this report in a different format, please email or call 01702 416320.

bottom of page