Information for members of the transgender community and non-binary community.
As a practice, we welcome and include all of the LGBTQI+ community.
Please be aware that due to NHS Community Health Index Numbers (an NHS number identity that you are given as soon as you register with NHS in Scotland - if you were born in Scotland you will have had this since birth), you may come up on our computer systems as your born pronoun, rather than your preferred and correct pronoun. This will change if you have changed your name by deed poll, and through official NHS services, who will contact you regarding this. This is due to screening for things like smears and validating your preferred options. For more information, please see this NHS Scotland guide.
Please note, that if you have not changed your name on the NHS and officially by deed poll previously, that you may need to notify either a member of the admin team or a GP if you wish to alter your birth name to your correct name/pronouns so we can amended accordingly on our computer system.
In terms of sexual health, our senior partners Dr. Aileen Doherty and Dr. Gregor Murdoch run sexual health clinics (see our clinic timetable for booking times). Please feel free to book an appointment with whatever doctor you feel most comfortable with (Dr Doherty usually runs a female-friendly clinic and Dr Murdoch a male-friendly, but please book with whomever you feel comfortable with, as both GPs will be able to assist you and are LGBTQI+ inclusive).
All information given to any member of staff, at any level, is entirely confidential.
We strive to create a safe environment for any members of the community, LGBTQI+ all included. Your GP may help to advise you on support networks, or any health issues you may have.