Improving Health Within The LGBT Community

A seminar was organised by Public Health Network Cymru on the 22 July 2016 at Hadyn Ellis Building in Cardiff. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and understanding of LGBT Health, to learn more about the present and evolving evidence related to LGBT health and to identify priorities for both future research and future practice.

The Chair was Tracy Myhill, Chief Executive of the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The first presentation was delivered by Dr Paul Willis of Bristol University and focused on social care and housing for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Wales.

The next presentation was by Dr Nigel Sherriff, University of Brighton.  Nigel updated the delegates on a new EU-funded pilot project aimed at reducing health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

The final presentation was delivered by Jenny-Anne Bishop, Unique Transgender Network and Dafydd Snelling, Screening Division of Public Health Wales.  They highlighted the ‘In it Together’ Transgender Awareness Project.  They explained the importance of their work and how Public Health Wales Screening Division continues to work in partnership with transgender service users in Wales to improve service provision and access to NHS screening programmes.

This short video provides a synopsis from the day.

The presentations are available to view by clicking on the following links:

A queer kind of care in later life: Rethinking health and social care for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Wales - Dr Paul Willis, University of Bristol

Health4LGBTI. Reducing Health Inequalities Experienced by LGBTI people - Dr Nigel Sherriff, University of Brighton

In it together Transgender Awareness Project - Jenny-Anne Bishop, Unique Transgender Network and Dafydd Snelling, Screening Engagement Team Public Health Wales

Evaluation Summary Report

Further information is available from the team at [email protected]