Gender Identity Clinic information session – free CPD training for GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals, Thursday 19 September 2019 near Swiss Cottage

Gender Identity Clinic information session for GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals

The London-based Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is inviting GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals to a free Gender Identity Information Session on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 6.30pm at the Tavistock Centre near Swiss Cottage, London.

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The GIC is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. It accepts referrals from all over the UK for adults (referrals accepted from the age of 17 years and older) with issues relating to gender. In the 50 years since UK NHS gender services began, it’s estimated that more than 130,000 people have changed social gender role.

Our team of experts will deliver a high calibre evening of learning for GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals working at all levels. Hear about the latest updates in the field of gender work and find out more about prescribing guidelines. Meet gender specialists who have decades of experience working across primary and acute care, and network with your colleagues and peers.

At the session you will hear information on gender services, prescribing, as well as helpful advice about how best to look after this growing population of patients. There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered, and to share your concerns, ideas and experiences. Bolster your Continuing Professional Development with this vital session.

The session will also include a certificate to count toward CPD.

What you’ll take away:

  • How to refer patients with gender dysphoria directly to a multidisciplinary gender identity clinic
  • An understanding that people in a new gender role usually need a lifelong prescription of maintenance hormone therapy and the implications for you
  • That a patient’s prior change of gender role is rarely clinically relevant and does not need to be mentioned
  • The need to consider birth gender when offering routine screening for cervical and breast cancer and aortic aneurysm
  • Clarity around how a patient with a new role would like to be addressed and how to amend records accordingly to avoid subsequent upset and possible complaints

Speakers on the night include:

Dr James Barrett, consultant psychiatrist and lead clinician at the Gender Identity Clinic. He is also an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the Imperial College of Science and Medicine. He is the Editor and main psychiatric author of the standard United Kingdom textbook in this area and is also the elected President of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists.

Dr Leighton Seal is consultant endocrinologist at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital London where he is responsible for the diagnosis of endocrine disorders of these patients and supervision of the cross gender hormone replacement of both pre-operative and post-operative patients.