Approximately one in eight LGBTQ+ individuals avoid seeking healthcare due to fear of mistreatment, and the average wait time for gender identity services is 69 weeks (can go up to more than 2.5 years). Additionally, one in three people in the next generation identify as non-heteronormative, which is a 28% rise in the need for specialist services. From 2013 to 2017 there was a 35% spending reduction on sexual health education and prevention. There are 1.6-3.4 million LGBTQ+ individuals in the UK, through service integration a spending reduction of £38 per patient could save £61-129 million of the annual sexual health spend (£562 million).
For many individuals, sexual healthcare lacks personalisation, empathy, and efficiency, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community. LVNDR is developing a suite of tools to improve the experience and accessibility of these services for LGBTQ+ individuals. This culminates in a remote clinic that empowers patients to take control of their health by accessing tailored services.
LVNDR can promote service efficiency and resource allocation, and improve the quality of care through cross-service collaboration and increased insight into patient history. This means clinicians can foster stronger relationships with their patients by monitoring and adapting their service offering to evolving patient needs.