Health News

Room for Reforms at NHS Youth Gender Clinic

The National Health Service's gender clinic for young people has been criticised in a report published by BBC News, which at some length investigates long term issues with the service. External reports have suggested that the service is facing a crisis partly due to the large increase in numbers of young trans people coming forward and in need of assistance. The number of children and young people referred to the service grew from 97 in 2009-10 to 697 in 2014-15.

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Mental Health Support for the Frontline Staff

Many LGBTQ people are drawn to the caring professions.  This is as true in the United States as it is here in the United Kingdom, and a large number of gay men, lesbian women, trans people and gender non binary people work in health care, as paramedics or for other frontline services delivering l

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HIV Stigma Lessens after Police Reform

The National AIDS Trust has published a new report in which it commends the first two police forces in the UK, including Avon and Somerset Police here in Bristol, for taking measures to remove what are called “HIV markers” against people’s names on the Police Database records that they process. 

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Confidential Vaccines for HIV+ Folks in Wales

Bridge FM in South Wales reports that the Welsh government has listened to a lobbying campaign by the Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru.

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New Article on Psychology of Conspiracies

Doctor Peg O’Connor, a psychologist and gender studies analyst, writes for Psychology Today magazine about the experiences of those who have been sucked into conspiracy theories such as the bizarre cult of QAnon, and those who have also seen through their previous belief systems

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Euronews, the pan-continental news channel, met up with women’s rights activists who are campaigning for reproductive freedom in a country where a male misogynist government has be


The national mental health charity MHF has been in touch with its supporters across the UK.


Independent newspaper B247 reports that a collaboration between the University of Bristol, the Bristol Photo Festival and HIV activists will see a visual documentary project invest


On Wednesday evening (27th January), BBC-2's “NewsNight” programme looked hard at pertinent issues of Covid19, including how vaccines were being prioritised when so many BAME staff


Wikipedia reports on the sad passing of one of the early heroes of the AIDS pandemic amongst the medical community, Doctor Joseph A Sonnabend, who has died in Lond

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