Community Update – July 2019

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Primary Care Navigator (PCN) update
Pride in London!
GSTT’s LGBT+ Pride month celebration event
Pride in Practice
Opening Doors
Southwark LGBT+ network


PCN update

QHS will be working with the National Association of Primary Care to run PCN training days in August 2019. Please keep an eye out for further information in the QHS Bulletin that comes out on Wednesdays. Contact your Neighbourhood Coordinator, if you have any questions.


Pride in London!

Various locations across London

Pride in London are hosting a variety of events to provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community. These include:

For more information of events, please visit Pride in London’s website.


GSTT’s LGBT+ Pride month celebration event

St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH  

You are invited to an evening celebration for LGBT+ Pride month on Thursday 4 July from 5:30pm onward.

This is a social evening with live DJ set and bar open to all LGBT+ communities and allies who wish to celebrate LGBT+ pride month. The evening has been setup to raise money to support the GSTT Charity who fund not only innovative treatments and life-saving equipment, but also lots of smaller, personal touches that make patients’ time in hospital so much more bearable.There is a free drink on arrival to all guests. If you’d like to attend, please sign up via the Eventbrite.


Pride in Practice

Pride in Practice is a new programme that will help you and your practice to strengthen and develop your relationships with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients. It is funded by the Government Equalities Office. The two account managers working across London are Jacob Bayliss and Gretel My and you can contact them at the LGBT Foundation to sign up your practice for their on-going support or for further information.Training and accreditation is free and practices have the opportunity to achieve a Gold, Silver or Bronze award.


Opening Doors

Opening Doors runs a befriending service for LGBT+ people aged 50 and over who are feeling isolated.

In Southwark Opening Doors holds a social club on the last Thursday of the month. We have been visited by speakers from the V&A, Southwark Archives and Southwark LGBT+ Forum. Outings usually happen on the weekend. Recent trips have included the South London Gallery, Tate Modern and the Southwark Queer Arts Cabaret.

Please email or visit their website for further information.


Southwark LGBT+ Network

Southwark LGBT+ Network aims to build and strengthen LGBTQ+ communities in the borough to improve the quality of life of those who live, work, study or socialise here and reduce vulnerability to hate crime, harassment and discrimination.

Visit their website here.