Thom O'Neill is a paediatric clinical research fellow based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has a special interest in LGBTQ+ healthcare inequalities, and social determinants of health. Alongside colleagues, Rosanna Bevan and Jess Salkind, he has contributed to re-writing the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's general paediatrics curriculum to include learning points covering LGBT+ health. Thom is a Clinical Educator and teaches at the University of Edinburgh, and is a guest tutor at the University of Glasgow. He is currently working with the Rural GP Association of Scotland to improve healthcare for LGBTQ+ people in rural areas.

The Diversity of Youth – LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ people face inequalities in both their access to and experiences of healthcare. We know that these healthcare inequalities are also faced by LGBTQ+ youth. Healthcare services tend to be hetero-normative, and education for healthcare professionals about LGBTQ+ issues is sadly lacking. Mental health challenges are high amongst the LGBTQ+ community, but there are a…