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 three hours in duration including a short break.

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

lewist@lancslgbt.org.uk