We are increasingly asked to assist G.P. practices in Lancashire by providing specialist training. We currently offer 2 different training packages:

“I think that all medical professionals and surgery staff should have an element of LGBT awareness training and this should be delivered as part of a rolling programme of diversity training. I don’t think that staff are intentionally inappropriate, but maybe they just don’t know the right way to be around LGBT people.”

– LGBT community member responding to Fylde & Wyre CCG Charter of Values project

Trans/Gender Identity Awareness:

Trans/Gender Identity Awareness is the most popular training we offer. The session is usually 2.5 hrs in duration but timing can be changed according to your needs.

At the end of the training, delegates will:

  • Understand the spectrum of trans and gender identity and the impact on people’s lives as well as accessing services
  • Understand when gender identity issues are relevant when working with trans people (and when they may not be)
  • Be up-to-date with recent best practice guidelines and protocols for the NHS- including Royal College of Psychiatrists guidelines, GMC Guidance, NHS England Interim Gender Dysphoria Guidelines and recognise how they apply to working with trans people
  • Be familiar with referral pathways for Gender Reassignment treatment as well as hormone replacement therapies and routine screening
  • Have a clear understanding of the Equality Act and the Gender Recognition Act and how and when they are relevant in your work

This training is CPD accredited

21342 - Training Course


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGB&T ) Awareness:

After training delegates will:

  • Understand how to reduce the barriers which LGB&T people experience when accessing routine healthcare
  • Have a good understanding of the health inequalities and associated risks experienced by LGB&T people
  • Know how to support patients accessing gender identity services
  • Understand the treatment protocols and routine screening needs of trans people
  • Are familiar with best practice guidelines regarding LGB&T patients


For further information contact:

Dr Lewis Turner
Project Manager
Lancashire LGBT
Brentwood House
15 Victoria Rd
Preston PR2 8PS

01772 717461