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According to Stonewall’s most recent research in 2018, when accessing general healthcare services, 41% of trans people said healthcare staff ‘lacked understanding of trans health needs’.

We’ve also heard from a wide range of professionals that they want information and advice about how to make their practice more inclusive.

We’ve found some brilliant resources to about trans-inclusive healthcare to get you started.

A photo of a white hand holing up a whiteboard that says (in colourful, rainbow letters): 'Hello my pronouns are:' with a space for someone to write in their pronouns. Text on top reads: Making healthcare more inclusive for trans and non-binary patients. There’s also a line drawing of connected circles.

Inclusive care of trans and non-binary patients (British Medical Association)

This comprehensive guidance explains first steps and best practice. It includes information on terminology, providing support to for trans- and non-binary patients, core principles of supportive care.

It also details ways to demonstrate a trans-inclusive approach, which covers forms of address, training and awareness, and changing medical records. It includes information on continuity of care, including NHS screening calls, prescribing, fertility care, and retransitioning. 

‘I am your trans patient’ (The BMJ)

This article by a group of transgender authors shares their experiences of healthcare and the important messages they’d like doctors to know. It covers things like names, pronouns, how to approach aspects of medicine ‘where there’s a distinction between how you’d treat a “male” and how you’d treat a “female”’ and trans-specific care.

Trans healthcare (General Medical Council)

This page includes a video (and downloadable transcript) with top tips for trans-inclusive healthcare. It also includes information about treatment for gender dysphoria and keeping your professional knowledge and skills up to date. 

FAQs for healthcare providers (TransPlus)

TransPlus is an exciting new pilot of an NHS Gender Dysphoria Clinic for adults that’s integrated into an existing sexual health and HIV service at 56 Dean Street. 56 Dean Street is an award-winning sexual health and HIV service based in Soho, the heart of London’s LGBTQ+ community.

TransPlus’ frequently asked questions includes a section for healthcare providers that includes information about the role of gender dysphoria clinics, the role of GPs in supporting trans and non-binary patients, hormones, advising on a patient’s change of name or gender marker, and further training and advice.

Trans health – information for healthcare professionals (TransActual)

TransActual has content on bridging prescriptions and information about supporting trans patients for GPs and surgery staff. More generally, it also has links to information about trans inclusive healthcare, trans people’s mental health, research. It also has a directory of services to help people find trans inclusive healthcare.

Further reading
Policies and guidance on trans inclusion for healthcare professionals (TransAcual)

This page contains links to HS, regulatory body and professional association guidance on trans inclusive healthcare. It also features examples of best practice Trust policies. Some of the resources linked are in member-only areas of websites.

Gender Variance course (for Royal College of General Practitioners members)

This course for RCGP members consists of two modules and should take around 75 minutes. The modules include content about all aspects of GP care for both adults and adolescents, including prescribing, pronoun use, changing gender markers, and psychological input. 

Training on trans awareness and inclusion (gendered intelligence)

Gendered intelligence have adapted their face-to-face training for remote delivery. They have lots of different options, from a half day ‘introduction to trans awareness’ to full day and bespoke options.

More resources

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