LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVE MEDICAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE (LIMA)
We are a network of medical students, doctors and service users campaigning for better LGBTQ+ teaching for medical students and doctors to improve healthcare professionals' Medical Curriculum and queer patients' experiences. Our vision is for teaching on LGBTQ+ health to be a requirement across UK Medical Schools, in order to sufficiently equip medical students to treat LGBTQ+ patients in their future practise
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
What are our goals & what do we stand for?
Our Vision: For teaching on LGBTQ+ health to be a requirement across UK Medical Schools, in order to sufficiently equip medical students to treat LGBTQ+ patients in their future practise.
LONG TERM AIMS
These are what we aim to achieve in the long run as a network. We know these goals may take us a little longer to achieve, and will require a lot of people collaborating together to achieve.
For the General Medical Council to mandate as part of Outcomes for Graduates that all medical students should have knowledge on LGBTQ+ health care, and to provide direction to medical schools as to how this could be taught.
For the Medical Schools Council to include LGBTQ+ health care knowledge as part of the content assessed in the Medical Licensing Assessment.
For NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to produce a set of guidelines on healthcare for LGBTQ+ people in both primary and secondary care, and the specific considerations that need to be taken in their care. These can be used both to structure medical curriculum teaching around, and for reference for current clinicians.
SHORT TERM AIMS
We envision that with hard work and collaboration within the network we can achieve these aims within the next year.
Create and share an open letter to the GMC and MSC calling for change in LGBTQ+ healthcare teaching (as is outlined in the long term aims). We aim for this letter to be signed by as many medical students, healthcare professionals and medical educators as possible
Raise awareness among medical students, clinicians and medical educators of the importance of knowledge on LGBTQ+ healthcare for medical students
Promote examples of good practise in teaching LGBTQ+ health, LGBTQ+ voices and collate helpful resources
For all UK Medical Schools to make a commitment to evaluate their current teaching on LGBTQ+ healthcare, and if not sufficient, to implement teaching on LGBTQ+ healthcare into their curriculums