Doctors suggest GP practices should drop Mr and Mrs titles in waiting rooms to be more inclusive
Staff wearing pronoun name badges such as 'she', 'he' or 'they' was also discussed
Doctors have suggested that GP surgeries shouldn’t call patients Mr or Mrs in waiting rooms in a bid to be more inclusive.
The suggestion was made at a Royal College of GPs conference in London, in which attendees discussed other ways to be more inclusive to the LGBT+ community.
Staff wearing pronoun badges such as “she”, “he” or “they” was also discussed at the conference.
While other suggestions included an increase in gender-neutral toilets at practices, as well as adding LGBT+ flags.
During the event titled “how to be an ally for LGBTQIA+ patients”, GPs said they could also wear rainbow lanyards or pins on their uniform.
They say such changes are 'subtle and don't cost you anything', but those within the LGBT+ community 'know they're not going to face hostility', according to MailOnline.
It comes days after NHS midwives hit out at a royal college “inclusivity” statement saying the sex of children is assigned at birth.
The statement released by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) raised concerns among some midwifes.
It read: “We recognise maternity and gynaecological services will be accessed by women, gender diverse individuals and people whose gender identity does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.”
But some have since hit back at the comments, including Sussex midwife Joe Gould.
She said on Twitter: “When the RCM start using the language of gender ideology and not biological fact, how can the public have faith in you?
“It is offensive to your members, who do not ‘assign sex at birth’.
“I am a member and I am ashamed to be represented by the RCM when I read this absolute nonsense.”