Nursing Standard paid us a visit recently to find out more about our services, why we are different and what keeps people coming back. Elaine Cole interviewed our Co-Founder Michelle Ross, spoke to the clinical team, and most importantly found out from the people who use our services, why they think cliniQ is a clinic with a difference.
The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole
‘General health clinics do not have the knowledge to treat me or to address me how I should be addressed,’ says Zie. ‘It leaves me feeling unsafe, so I am not comfortable discussing my health with those nurses. ‘They are unaware of, or do not acknowledge, trans people and non-binary people. I was always anxious about going to clinics and this was made worse by all the assumptions made about me by nurses and doctors. And because I was not treated with dignity and respect, I was uncomfortable about going back.’