Rivermead Gate Medical Centre

01245 348688

CLOSED Temporarily – Wood Street Surgery

01245 354732

Trans and non-binary patients

Rivermead Gate Medical Centre works with LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice to ensure we achieve excellence in LGBT healthcare and successfully meet the needs of our LGBT patients.

Please find below information on NHS screening programmes and support services.

NHS screening programmes

Trans patients may not be invited to routine screenings and can miss out on important health checks.

Please ask a nurse to see if you’re due a screening and book an appointment to discuss how we can make your screening comfortable for you.

For information on screening programmes for trans and non-binary people please click the link below:

PHE Information for trans people – NHS Screening Programmes

Cancer Research UK has a wealth of information on cancer screening if you are trans or non-binary:

Please click here to visit the Cancer Research UK website

Breast Cancer Now charity website has information on breast cancer and screening procedures

Please click here to visit the Breast Cancer New website

Cervical Screening – All patients with a cervix should have a cervical screening

Misinformation has suggested sexual orientation affected the need for regular screening. This is not true. All patients with a cervix should attend these appointments. Trans and non-binary patients who may not receive national screening reminders are offered assistance by the practice in keeping track of when they should receive checks.

If you have not yet received this information please contact the surgery and speak with one of our LGBT Champions who will be able to set this up for you.

Visit the NHS website here for further information on cervical screening for trans and non binary people.

Support services

LGBT Foundation
http://lgbt.foundation/
0345 3 30 30 30
The Proud Trust (Support for young trans people)
www.theproudtrust.org
Galop (LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline)
0800 999 5428
Stonewall (General advice)
www.stonewall.co.uk
Mermaids (Support for trans patients inc. families) –
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Terrence Higgins Trust (Support and information regarding HIV) –
www.tht.org.uk
For more support services please click the link below:
LGBT Support Services