Information for General
Practitioners on Transgender Issues
We are very pleased to let you know that the new Gender
Variance e-learning course, developed and funded by the Gender Identity
Research and Education Society (GIRES), is live on the Royal College of
General Practitioners (RCGP) website.
This resource is designed to help GPs respond to the needs of adults and
young people experiencing gender dysphoria. The numbers of trans
people presenting for medical help are rising rapidly with waiting lists
for access to specialist providers growing longer. The mental
health of those unable to access treatment is likely to deteriorate
gravely. GPs have a crucial role in providing appropriate medical care,
leading to very positive outcomes.
The course will also enable all trans people, including those who are
non-binary or non-gender, to engage positively with their GPs when
seeking medical help.
GIRES is immensely grateful to the RCGP and the many individual
contributors to this project.
The resource can be accessed here:
This quicklink should take the learner to the summary page of the course
and if they select ‘Start Gender Variance’ the page will route them
through to a login page – if the learner is not registered with the
eLearning Platform they are given the option to register for free after
which they will be able to access the course (free of charge).
Although the registration form asks for GMC or NMC number this is not a
required field and can be left blank allowing any one to access the