Recent research published in the Lancet Public Health Journal, led by the University of Manchester, showcases the health inequalities that transgender and non-binary patients face. Long waiting lists and discrimination from staff are two key problems that lead to transgender patients suffering disproportionally from mental health struggles. Amid a growing public debate around transgender rights and healthcare, it is vital that practitioners provide humane and effective healthcare to those with gender dysphoria. Through collaboration with staff networks, measuring feedback, and implementing inclusive language, healthcare providers will be better equipped to provide suitable care for transgender patients.

  • According to the London Assembly 2022 report, 70% of transgender people have experienced transphobia from their primary care provider
  • NHS data showcases that the average waiting time at NHS gender identity clinics in England has at least doubled between 2018 and 2023
  • 2% of non-binary and transgender people will report a mental health condition, according to the Lancet Public Health Journal’s 2024 report

Join us at The Transgender Healthcare Conference 2024: Tackling Inequalities and Providing Support to hear the latest updates from healthcare providers on adapting approaches to ensure transgender patients receive high standards of care. You will hear best practice case studies exploring how to adapt language used to be more inclusive, methods for collecting feedback from staff and patients, and providing wrap-around mental health support. There will also be an opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the healthcare sector, discussing key challenges and innovative solutions from across the sector.

Why Attend:

  High-level keynotes on the latest initiatives in supporting transgender patients from leading experts within healthcare
  Case studies showing best practice in strategies that overcome transphobic discrimination and create inclusive spaces for transgender patients
  A wide range of topics including tracking and implementing feedback, co-producing policies with stakeholders and ensuring strong support is in place for patients with mental health challenges
  Network with senior colleagues from across the public and healthcare sectors
  Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota



This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    River Ujhadbor, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, King’s College London (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: National Update on the State of Transgender Healthcare

    • Addressing current barriers to effective healthcare for transgender individuals and how to overcome them
    • Guidance on providing timely and holistic healthcare access for all patients with gender dysmorphia
    • Key recommendations for overcoming discrimination and transphobia for NHS service users
    • Raising awareness of trans and gender-diverse people and their healthcare needs to ensure high-quality and personalised support is provided

    Lauren Stoner, CEO, Mermaids (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Tackling the Transition Related Care Crisis

    • Short to midterm strategies for cutting waiting times for adults wishing to access transition related healthcare.
    • Providing holistic support for people that are waiting for transition related care.
    • Longer term work to redesign the systems for transition related care to increase capacity and centre the needs of trans people

    Felix Lane, Trans Advocacy Manager, Stonewall (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Using Data to Tackle Transgender Related Health Inequalities

    Dr Kamilla Kamaruddin, GP in Transgender Healthcare & Clinical Lead, East of England Gender Service (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Collaborating to Make Blood Donation Processes Inclusive for Transgender Donors

    • Improving health inequalities to ensure every patient gets the donation they need
    • Recruiting diverse donors to help better match blood to patients
    • Key tips on working in partnership with charities, partners and faith groups to improve the donor experience

    Mark Croucher, Assistant Director of Donor Experience, NHS Blood and Transplant (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Working in Partnership to Support Transgender Patients and Create Inclusive Services

    Engage in conversations with experts in transgender healthcare as you discuss the main challenges you face in supporting transgender patients. This will allow you to share your experiences and encourage collaboration across trusts to offer inclusive services.

  • Case Study: Patient and Public Involvement to Improve Trust and Outcomes in Healthcare Research for Gender Diverse Patients

    Dr Alison May Berner, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Medical Oncology, Queen Mary University of London, Speciality Doctor in Adult Gender Identity, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Lead for the UK Cancer & Transition Service (UCATS), Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Co-Producing Trans-Inclusive Policies with Staff Networks to Improve Services

    • Promoting LGBTQ+ staff networks within your organisation as a point of reference for your workplace
    • Strategies for working with your staff networks to ensure your premises are safe spaces for trans and non-binary colleagues and patients
    • NHS Rainbow Badges: Utilising schemes to promote inclusivity within your workforce and to your patients
    • Enhancing the voices of lived experience members of staff to centre complaints and feedback about your organisation

    Dairin Keating, EDI Consultant, Former LGBTQ+ Network Chair, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Guidance on Supporting Transgender Patients with Mental Health Challenges

    • Addressing the unique mental health problems that those with gender dysmorphia and transitioning face
    • Providing patients with specialist psychologists to provide the most effective and holistic support during long waiting times
    • Using gender-affirming language and respecting anonymity when discussing mental health with trans and non-binary patients
    • Collaborating with stakeholders to offer supportive groups and networks to transgender patients who report mental health problems

    Mark Dale, Deputy Lead Governor, LGBT Governor Champion, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of Board of Trustees, Independent Mental Health Network (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across the public and voluntary sectors working in, or alongside, healthcare.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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