GIRES E-Learning

GIRES provides access to e-Learning programmes to assist organisations, friends and families to better understand how to support and work with gender diverse people.

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Gender Diversity Training for Primary Care Teams

GIRES has produced CPD accredited e-Learning to support Primary Care Teams providing care for gender diverse individuals.

Cultural competence is also addressed as this is an essential element in underpinning the successful care across a broad range of medical and social services for service users of all ages. The e-learning programme is designed for:

  • Health and social care providers including people working in care-homes, hospitals, schools and GP surgeries;
  • Medical professionals;
  • Non-clinical staff working in primary care
  • Educational professionals including school nurses; and
  • Gender diverse people and their families.

The training consists of two modules:

Module 1: Healthcare for gender diverse (transgender, non-binary, non-gender) adults. The Training includes definitions of key terms, an overview of treatment and the role of Primary Care with regard to referral pathways, ongoing treatment and monitoring in collaboration with specialised services.

Module 2:  Describes the care of gender diverse children and young people and gives an overview of the support and treatment provided to this group. Gender diversity may be experienced and expressed by young people of all ages, including pre-school children. The module also covers Primary Care responsibilities with regard to referral pathways, ongoing treatment and monitoring in collaboration with specialised services. Following a decision in the High Court on 1 December 2020, the provision of hormone blocking and gender affirming medication, as described in this resource, may have to be approved by a Court order.

Please note, that if you use the Open Access Session, your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion.

If you require evidence of learning and to acquire CPD points, please register and pay £10 to access the training. You will then be sent a log in to access the training.

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Supporting Gender Diverse Children and Young People

GIRES and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have created this CPD accredited e-learning resource to help professionals and families understand the needs of gender diverse children and young people. The e-learning programme is designed for:

  • Health and social care providers;
  • Medical professionals;
  • Educational professionals; and
  • Families of gender diverse children and young people.

The programme consists of three e-learning modules each of which will take about 25 mins to complete.

Following a decision in the High Court on 1 December 2020, the provision of hormone blocking and gender affirming medication, as described in this resource, may have to be approved by a Court order.

Please note, that if you use the Open Access Session, your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion.

If you require evidence of learning and wish to acquire CPD points, please register and pay £10 to access the training. You will then be sent a log in to access the training.

Free Open Access Register and Pay

Gender Diversity Awareness for Employers & Service Providers

This e-learning resource is being reviewed and updated and will be available from October 2021. It will provide training for employers and service providers to better understand how they can support trans and gender diverse people.

The programme will consist of an introduction and a number of modules each of which will take about 25 mins to complete. If you would like to be informed when the training is available please email: web@gires.org.uk.

Supporting Gender Diverse People in Post 16 Education

This e-learning resource will be available from October 2021. It will provide information and support for educational establishments supporting students and staff accessing and working in Post 16 education.

The programme will consist of an introduction and a number of modules each of which will take about 25 mins to complete. If you would like to be informed when the training is available please email: web@gires.org.uk.

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