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Initiative to increase greater LGBTIQA+ inclusion in general practice

Gippsland Primary Health Network is planning an initiative to increase greater LGBTIQA+ inclusion in general practice.

An Expression of Interest will call for six Gippsland general practices interested in taking part in a training needs analysis followed by a small pilot program to evaluate viability of implementing a larger training program across Gippsland.

It is hoped the program will lead to greater LGBTIQA+ inclusivity and attendances at practices.

Gippsland PHN Acting Chief Executive Officer, Angela Jacob, said a recent LGBTIQA+ Priority Issues Paper showed LGBTIQA+ people were at higher risk of poor mental health and suicidal behaviours and needed improved and safe access to appropriate services with a well-trained workforce.

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