About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Sep 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Register to join COVID-19 Series: LGBTQ+ health and care in the pandemic - Episode 88

This episode of the COVID-19 Series aims 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 and BMJ Clegg scholar, 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, Lead for LGBT Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, GP in Tower Hamlets.

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Key speakers

Paul Martin OBE

Chief Executive of LGBT Foundation

Lizzie Streeter

Lead for LGBT Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin

GP in London and Tavistock GIC, Board member at Spectra-London



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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