Gender Diversity for Primary Care Teams

GIRES has produced this open access e-Learning resource to support the Primary Care Teams providing care for individuals whose gender identities do not conform to cultural expectations.  This resource will also be valuable for these individuals and their families.

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, provided by clinical and non-clinical staff in, for instance: care-homes, hospitals, and schools as well as GP surgeries. The training is open to all.

“NHS England is, at this time, looking to establish – for evaluation – a multi-disciplinary team based on primary care in Greater Manchester that will deliver NHS services that are currently only available in designated Gender Dysphoria Clinics”. Other similar initiatives are proposed in Merseyside, London, Exeter and Brighton.

These planned pilots within primary care, and all existing services for the gender diverse population, are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is currently making access to treatment much more difficult than usual. However the essential elements of these training modules will continue to be relevant, not only to the current situation, but to future service provision.

The training consist of two modules, each of which has a quiz at the end:

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:  Covers 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.

To print a pass certificate at the end of each quiz you will need to fill in your details at the start of the quiz, this information is not held on any databases and is only available to be seen by you. Please print the certificate before leaving or reviewing your answers to each quiz.

E-Learning Session: Gender Diversity for Primary Care Teams