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Research shows that, on average, the LGBTQ+ community experience poorer health and wellbeing in later life. This is as a result of inequalities which can accumulate throughout the life course. This network and webinar series is a joint venture by The Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit at KCL and Primary Care & Population Health at UCL, co-led by Dr Catherine Forward and Dr Claudio Di Lorito. It aims to bring together those interested in research and practice which seeks to redress this imbalance.

This is the first webinar in the series, and we are pleased to announce two speakers who will share valuable insights into the topic:

Dr Daniel Bailey

Dan Bailey is a consultant in geriatric and general medicine at King’s College Hospital, where he is also the co-chair of King’s and Queers, the Trust’s LGBTQ+ network. Over recent years, he has developed a growing interest in the care and needs of older LGBTQ+ people. He will speak about the specific needs and experiences of older LGBTQ+ in health and social care and their health outcomes. He will highlight why it is important to ensure develop research that helps us understand LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing throughout the life course.

Neil Cutler

“Opening the closet door on dementia”

Neil has lived experience of the health and social care system from the perspective of an LGBTQ+ user. He will speak about his experience of caring for his late partner John, who was diagnosed with dementia and the difficulties he experienced in his role. He will also look at what the future holds for the LGBTQ+ communities.

As this network and series is a new initiative, we welcome suggestions and ideas as to how this can be run to best benefit those involved. The network and webinar are open to anyone interested in this area of research, whether researchers, practitioners or those with lived experience.

Feel free to share this information with your networks and let us know if you would like to join the mailing list ( We would also be pleased to hear from anyone who would be interested in sharing their research or experiences at future events. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email: or

This is an online event: a Zoom link will be sent to attendees nearer the time. 

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