Your rights as lesbian, gay, bi and trans patients

Doctors, and the whole healthcare system, continue to be under intense pressure due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Doctors are expected to do their best in extraordinary circumstances to deliver good care and follow our guidance. This includes treating all patients with dignity and respect, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

All patients must be able to trust doctors with their lives and health.

This guide explains the standards that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) patients should expect from their doctor; what we're doing to support LGBT patients; and information about organisations that provide advice or advocacy services.