In this episode of the COVID-19 Series, we aim to understand how the pandemic and multiple national lockdowns have impacted LGBTQ+ communities.
Reports in recent years from the Government Equalities Office and Stonewall show that LGBTQ+ people are at higher risk of certain mental and physical health conditions, are less likely to access healthcare due to poor experiences, and have disproportionately worse health outcomes.
These existing inequalities were exacerbated by the pandemic and the government’s control measures, with some LGBTQ+ people struggling with the loss of important community support structures, facing lockdown in hostile environments, and losing access to mental health services.
To explore the range of these impacts, and what needs to happen going forward, we welcome Dr Callum Phillips, LGBTQ+ Lead at The British Student Doctor Journal, who will chair a 1-hour discussion with leading authorities in this area.
The panel will feature Paul Martin OBE, Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation, Lizzie Streeter, National LGBT Programme Manager at NHS England, and Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, GP in London and Tavistock GIC, Board member at Spectra-London.
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