We’d like to share information about a UK-wide study looking for participants to improve communication between health and social care professionals and LGBT+ people with serious illness.

King’s College London has launched ACCESSCare C – a major piece of research to understand and improve health and social care professionals’ communication with LGBT+ people with serious illness. Previous research shows that LGBT people may experience discrimination and lacking sensitivity from health and social care professionals.

The ACCESSCare team are looking for LGBT+ people over 18, who are facing a serious illness (such as cancer, organ failure, neurological conditions or other conditions that impact significantly on quality of life), and/or their partners, friends and relatives, for participation in a brief interview. The “+” (in LGBT+) is used to be inclusive of anyone who considers themselves to have a minority sexual orientation, gender identity/history, or biological sex.

If you are interested in participating, email debbie.braybrook@kcl.ac.uk or visit www.csi.kcl.ac.uk/accesscare/c

This study is funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (NIHR RfPB) Programme (Grant Ref. number: PB-PG-0816-20001). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.