LGBTQ information

Inclusion in the Practice

We support everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation and strive to ensure all our patients have an empathic and quality experience. All our staff at the practice are working to improve their understanding of the issues facing our LGBTQ+ patients and positively support them in accessing the care they need.

Changing your title or pronouns 

Did you know you can change your title from Mr to Miss/Mrs/Ms or from Miss/Mrs/Ms to Mr without changing your gender.  We can also set your title to the gender neutral Mx.

If you want to change your preferred pronouns (Him/He/Her/She/Hers/Them/They), just let us know. 

Changing your name

If you would like to request your name to change on your medical records, you just need to let us know by using our update your details form or come into the practice and request a paper form.

Gender Change on Medical Records 

Patients may request to change gender on their patient record at any time and do not need to have undergone any form of gender reassignment treatment to do so. 

We must advise you, the patient, that changing your gender on your records would mean that you will be supplied with a new NHS number which is not reversible, and we will need to register you as a new patient. Your old NHS number will no longer exist and your existing medical information will be transferred into your new medical record minus any information relating to your previous identity. 

To revert to your previous gender, we would need to issue you with a third NHS number and transfer your then existing medical information minus any information relating to your previous identity to your new record. 

Please note: Upon changing your gender it is important that you understand that you will not receive automatic invites for screening for certain cancers and conditions. It is important that you read and understand the NHS Screening Guidance for Trans Patients before requesting to change your medical records. 

We suggest you discuss with your doctor any future screening that maybe relevant to your gender at birth. We, as a practice, are responsible for inviting you to discuss appropriate screening at the relevant time. 

Support & Information

The Kite Trust – Peterborough group – The Proud Trust
If you’re LGBTQ+ and aged 25 or under, you’re welcome to come along. Our social groups are safe and friendly spaces for you to get involved in fun activities, make friends from the local LGBTQ+ community, and discuss things relevant to you.
Support for parents of LGBTQ – Strong Family Alliance
Strong Family Alliance is a non-profit providing support and resources to parents of LGBT (gay, trans, etc.) kids coming out. Save lives. Preserve families.
Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity working with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence.
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428  Email: [email protected]
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline: 020 7704 2040  Email: [email protected]
Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335  Email: [email protected]
Gendered Intelligence is a registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of life.  They are a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge. 
LGBT Foundation’s Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support. The LGBT Foundation helpline is a good first step if you are unsure of how to access support and advice.

Call: 0345 3 30 30 30 Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm
Email: [email protected] and receive a reply within 10 working days
Mermaids focus on supporting and informing gender diverse children and young people, and their families, with a particular focus on younger children who may be questioning their gender or who identify as trans. Mermaids have online forums, a helpline, and host meet ups across the UK.