Policies and Guidance on Trans Inclusive Healthcare

We’ve collated links to NHS, regulatory body and professional association guidance on trans inclusive healthcare. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find examples of best practice trust and ICB policies. Please note that some of these resources are in the member only areas of the websites that host them.

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E-learning for healthcare professionals

Gender Diversity Training for Primary Care Teams

How to reduce inequalities in end of life care for LGBTQ people

Transgender Healthcare: Caring for Trans Patients

General Medical Council

Ethical hub: Trans healthcare

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

HFEA Code of Practice

NHS Confed

Leading for all: supporting trans and non-binary healthcare staff

NHS guidance and policy

NHS population screening information for transgender people

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group: Endocrine Management of Gender Dysphoria in Adults – prescribing guidance for non-specialist practitioners

Wales Fertility Institute: Fertility Preservation for Trans and Gender Diverse People

NHS England: Responsibility for prescribing between primary and secondary/tertiary care

Primary Care Support England: Patient registrations – adoption and gender reassignment process

NHS Guidance for GPs, other clinicians and health professionals on the care of gender variant people (2017)

NHS England: Delivering same-sex accommodation

 Manual for Prescribed Specialised Services (see p156 and 158)


The Ambulance Service

The Ambulance Service Trans Toolkit


The British Medical Association

Managing patients with gender dysphoria


The British Psychological Society

Guidelines for Psychologists Working with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Physiotherapy treatment for transgender patients


The Health and Care Professions Council

Standards of conduct, performance and ethics


The Royal College of General Practitioners

RCGP position statement on the role of the GP in caring for gender-questioning and transgender patients

E-learning: LGBT Health


The Royal College of Nursing

Fair Care for Trans and Non-binary People


The Royal College of Physicians

Gender Identity Healthcare Credentials


The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Advancing Mental Health Equality

Supporting transgender and gender-diverse people


The Society of Radiographers

Providing good, appropriate care for transgender and non-binary patients


The Royal College of Radiologists

Improving cancer care for sexual and gender minorities


The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Trans and gender diverse voice and communication

Trans voice


World Professional Association for Transgender Health

WPATH Standards of Care


Best practice trust policies and guidance

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust: Perinatal care for trans and non-binary people

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust: Gender inclusive language in perinatal services

Sussex NHS Commissioners: Gender identity – supporting patients

Guidance for NHS commissioners on Equality and Health Inequalities legal duties

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Supporting transgender service users policy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust: Guidelines for Supporting Trans Patients & Staff


ABC of LGBT+ Inclusive Communication: A guide for health and social care professionals

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