Supporting trans, gender diverse and non-binary people to access appropriate and inclusive healthcare

Foreword by Dr Irene Dolan, GP Clinical Editor, HealthPathways WA with personal insights from pathway subject matter experts Lena Van Hale, Dr. Julia K. Moore and Dr. Sally Murray.

The Transgender Health and Gender Diversity HealthPathway is now LIVE.

This ground-breaking new pathway outlines the assessment, management and referral pathways to specialised services for trans, gender diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) people of all ages.

Based on national and international guidelines, it provides advice on creating welcoming and inclusive clinical environments for TGDNB people, provides details on available supports for TGDNB people and their families, outlines how to assess and manage TGDNB people of all ages and includes local referral pathways for specialist services, as well as a section on professional support.

Development of the Transgender Health and Gender Diversity HealthPathway began with a working group of GPs with experience in transgender health, specialists, representatives from the TGDNB community and researchers to discuss local issues relating to TGDNB health.

Further development took place in consultation with a subject matter expert (SME) group including specialists from the Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital Gender Diversity Services and representatives from the TGDNB community. GPs with experience in transgender health were also involved in pathway development and final consultation was undertaken with the Department of Health WA.

This pathway has only been possible thanks to the tireless and continued support of a very dedicated group of SMEs: Dr Uma Ganti, Dr Julia Moore, Dr Sally Murray, Dr Glynis Price, Lena van Hale and Emery Wishart.

In this GP Connect feature, three of these SMEs share their personal insights with you. It is hoped that these articles and the pathway will help you in your work with TGDNB people and support you to provide healthcare that addresses their specific needs.

Enlightened consent – going beyond the minimum by Lena Van Hale, Manager, Magenta WA and Secretary, Living Proud Inc

Care of trans, gender-diverse and non-binary children and adolescents by Dr. Julia K. Moore MBBS (Hons), FRANZCP, Cert Child Adolescent Psychiatry Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, CAHS Gender Diversity Service

Old skills, new patients – caring for gender diverse patients by Dr. Sally Murray FAChSHM, FAFPHM, MPHTM, MHScPHP, MBBS Sexual Health Physician and Public Health Physician

Visit HealthPathways WA to access the newly launched Transgender Health and Gender Diversity HealthPathway. For login details to HealthPathways, complete the online form available here.

And in 2023, the HealthPathways WA team in collaboration with our Training and Communities of Practice team and the Hospital Liaison GPs at Royal Perth Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital will deliver a new webinar series on trans, gender diverse and non-binary (TGDNB).  Express your interest to be contacted when registration opens.

Download a copy of the GP Connect November 2021 edition here