The Centre Surgery

LGBTQ+ Patients

Research shows that LGBTQ+ people experience a number of health inequalities and barriers to healthcare compared to their hetero and cisgender counterparts. The Stonewall Charity reports that LGBTQ+ people experienced increased rates of smoking, substance misuse, alcohol consumption, poorer mental health. People with multiple protected characteristics e.g. LGBTQ+ people of colour, disabled LGBTQ+ people, older LGBTQ+ people have additional challenges and poorer outcomes in relation to healthcare.

We pride ourselves in being a friendly, inclusive and supportive Practice for all LGBTQ+ patients and are very proud to of been awarded a GOLD in the Pride and Practice.

We are aware that our website can be a useful resource for LGBTQ+ people. With this in mind, we have put together a list of local groups, websites and community support that may be useful for our LGBTQ+ patients.

We understand that our website is a good resource, so we have put together a list of support services that may be useful for our LGBTQ+ patients to have access to.

LGBTQ+ Hinckley – is a voluntary community group. Providing a safe place to socialise amongst peers in the LGBT+ community.

Visit Home | LGBT+ Hinckley

LGBT Foundation – A national charity offering a wide range of specialist support services designed by LGBTQ+ people, for LGBTQ+ people.

Call 0345 330 3030 or visit Home – LGBT Foundation

Stonewall – A research charity, featuring a range of reports and experiences of LGBT people, guides and support groups,

Email or visit  Stonewall

Transwiki – directory of non-commercial groups and organisations supporting or assisting trans and gender diverse individuals across the UK.

Visit Tranzwiki – – Gender Identity Research & Education Society – Tranzwiki directory ( or email

Mind out – A national charity run by LGBTQ people offering Mental Health Services

Call 01273 234 839 or Visit MindOut | Mental Health Charity for LGBTQ community alternatively email

Mermaids – Supporting young trans people and their parents specifically around gender issues.

Call 0808 8010 400 Text MERMAIDS to 85258 or Visit Homepage – Mermaids (

Galop – Helping LGBT+ people who maybe experiencing abuse or violence.

Call 0800 999 5428 Visit Helplines – Galop the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity – Galop or email