Improving Trans+ Healthcare
posted by Jamie Simmons
on 21st April 2022
We have worked with local Trans+ folk to co- produce a new video aimed at healthcare professionals to help improve Trans+ healthcare and the care experience. In the video, people share their real life experiences and debunk some common myths of what being Trans+ means.
Coming out to your GP or other medical health professional can be a big deal and for many it can take a long time to get to that point. Although many healthcare professionals do get it right there’s always more to do.
Transitioning is a journey and sometimes the little things, like using the correct pronoun or getting someone’s name right can make a big positive difference in how people feel about themselves. Involving and listening to patients, being respectful, non-judgemental, patient and considerate of additional needs can all help people feel more in control of their own health.
A full transcript of the video is available here.