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Health inequalities experienced by Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans women

Health inequalities experienced by Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans women will be discussed at a forum to be held later this week.

Posted on 08 March 2021

Current work, examples of best practice and areas that must improve will be highlighted at the webinar on Thursday, 11 March 2021 as part of the Women’s Rights in Healthcare series hosted by Leigh Day law firm.
 
The event is being delivered in partnership with the NHS England LGBT Health Team and will be chaired by Baroness Liz Barker. It will feature a panel of senior clinicians, academics, sector leaders and policy makers. 
 
Philippa Wheeler, trainee solicitor in Leigh Day’s clinical negligence department, will close the webinar. She said:
 
“We are staging this event during LBT Women’s Health Week to be part of the joint effort to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer women’s health inequalities, to make it easier for service providers to empower service users and for communities to support LGBT+ women. Part of the event will be a discussion which will focus on the health inequalities experienced by LGBT+ women, and what organisations can do to better support them.”
 

Webinar panellists will include:

Baroness Barker

Liberal Democrat Life peer since 1999, currently Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector) and Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords).
 
Dr Kate Nambiar

Sexual health and gender specialist doctor working in Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception Service and at the London Gender Identity Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust). Kate chairs the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) gender and sexual minorities special interest group and has co-authored national recommendations for care of trans people in sexual health clinics, and in 2012 she helped to set up and continues to run Clinic-T – a specialist sexual health service in Brighton for trans and gender diverse people.
 
Dr Nikki Kanani

GP in south-east London and Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, formerly Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group, a member of The King's Fund General Advisory Council and holds a MSc in health care commissioning.
 
Lizzie Streeter

National LGBT Programme Manager delivering the Government’s LGBT Action Plan priorities to tackle health inequalities for LGBT people. Lizzie joined from the Maternity Transformation Programme at NHS England, and was previously the NHS England London region LGBT+ staff network lead, delivering trans and bi ally training. 
 
Nancy Kelley

Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall who joined after a transformational period which saw the charity become fully trans inclusive, develop groundbreaking partnerships with UK Black Pride and the Premier League, and release a series of research reports, describing the state of the nation for LGBT people. 
 
Sue Mann

Medical Expert in Reproductive Health at Public Health England and also a Consultant in Women’s Health at Homerton Hospital in East London.  Her work focuses on women’s reproductive health as a public health issue.
 
Philippa Wheeler

Philippa is passionate about patient-focused healthcare, LGBT+ rights in healthcare and access to justice. She is an active member of Leigh Day’s LGBT+ & Allies Committee. 
 
To attend the event at 16:00  GMT on Thursday, 11 March, follow this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1016147734269/WN_ndEF8kTmTwKt2XjwaobEyA

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