Route to Success: Achieving Quality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Bridget Moss, Claire Henry, Tes Smith

  • Abstract

    In the UK, accurate numbers of people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are hard to establish. Official figures vary between 750,000 (Office for National Statistics, 2010) and 3.6 million (Parliament UK, 2009). In 2009, the number of people who had sought gender reassignment treatment was estimated at 12,500, with the expectation that this figure will grow as more transgender people feel able to seek increasingly available support (Reed et al, 2009).

  • Contributors

    Bridget Moss, Claire Henry, Tes Smith


    Correct at article publish date

    Bridget Moss is Education Director, St Helena Hospice, Colchester, Claire Henry is National Director and Tes Smith was Former Social Care Lead, National End of Life Care Programme, Leicester (Tes Smith is now Social Care Programme Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support)

    Original publishing information

    • Publisher: St Christopher's Hospice
    • Publish date: 01/01/2012
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 2

    Permissions: © 2015, Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

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