Support your LGBTQ+ patients

Written and developed by queer and gender non-conforming healthcare practitioners, this course uses real-world experiences from trans and LGBTQ+ patients to develop a groundbreaking new online learning course for hands-on therapists.

Lack of understanding of LGBTQ+ bodies is hindering access to healthcare for this demographic, creating very real health concerns. The LGBTQ+ community have specific health needs and challenges that we as practitioners need to familiarise ourselves with, in order to support them effectively. Not only that, we need to be working to create inclusive and affirmative practices where our LGBTQ+ patients feel safe.

In this course, you'll learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions when caring for LGBTQ+ patients

  • Learn the best practice recommendations for asking about gender identity

  • Learn what pathologies may present in this demographic, and how to support these patients

  • Learn what you should be aware of as a practitioner

  • Understand what hormonal treatments can impact pain patterns and presentations

  • Understand how to create a practice that is safe, inclusive, and affirming of your LGBTQ+ patients

  • ... and so much more!

"Clear, in-depth, and comprehensive. The breadth and depth of information contained within this course is invaluable for any and all clinicians working within direct patient-facing contact."

- EDI Lead, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group

What our students have to say

5 star rating

So much I thought I knew, but didn't!

R Morgan

I loved this course! It took me a while to decide I wanted to do it, but I was really enticed by the idea that there was information that I didn't know I did...

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I loved this course! It took me a while to decide I wanted to do it, but I was really enticed by the idea that there was information that I didn't know I didn't know (if that makes sense!) Turns out I was completely right- there is so much more to this topic than I thought. Before I started this course I was one of those people who thought that LGBTQ+ people didn't need specialist treatment and I didn't need specialist knoweldge to look after them. I'm so thankful to Oakley Coaching and Anna for writing this course- its so thorough and has made me feel much more confident in supporting the LGBTQ+ people I see in my practice. In addition, I have a range of practical steps I'm going to be taking over the coming weeks to make my practice more inclusive. 100% would recommend to all therapists and practitioners.

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An important course for clinicians

D Russell

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I thought there wouldn't be much in this course I did not already know- how wrong I was- there is so much more to learn!...

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As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I thought there wouldn't be much in this course I did not already know- how wrong I was- there is so much more to learn! There is so much valuable content in this course, providing a deep dive into the key aspects of inclusive healthcare, including some parts that I had not even considered previously. Thoughtfully written, powerful, well-referenced and engaging, I am seriously impressed and will be recommending this course to other clinical colleagues. Look forward to enrolling on other Oakley Coaching courses in the future.

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Vital training

Jason Green

As evidenced in the course, the only way to reduce health inequalities in LGBTQ+ people is by taking a long hard look at the situation. It's easy to turn a b...

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As evidenced in the course, the only way to reduce health inequalities in LGBTQ+ people is by taking a long hard look at the situation. It's easy to turn a blind eye or refuse to accept that "not being non-inclusive" is different to being "actively inclusive", a term used throughout this course and for good reason. Not your usual online training, this course is engaging throughout and the information delivered in such a way as to encourage thought and insight. It also answers many of the all-too-important questions raised when considering providing hands-on care to LGBTQ+ people- somethign I have never seen covered in any other course. For example- What nerves are involved in what procedure, what should my intake forms look like, what are my legal responsibilities, what presentations might I see in my practice and what differentials should I be considering, what impact does X hormone have on the body, on their recovery, on their outcomes from care.... I could go on. I very much enjoyed this course and will be using it as a reference tool to keep coming back to as I refine my practice with the small, achievable steps outlined in the course and work to becoming a more 'actively inclusive' practitioner.

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Should be mandatory for all practitioners

Lou Bevan

I decided to do this course after a situation in my clinic- I wish I had known this type of training existed before that had happened! So much to learn on t...

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I decided to do this course after a situation in my clinic- I wish I had known this type of training existed before that had happened! So much to learn on this topic, but now I feel so much better informed and confident looking after LGBTQ+ people and know what I should and shouldn't be doing. This course is really in-depth but also easy to understand and apply in clinic. Such important training, I will be recommending this to all my friends and colleagues.

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Module Aims

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Overview of LGBTQ+ specific health challenges

    • What healthcare providers are doing well

    • A brief lesson in LGBTQ+ history

    • Why this is important

    • Let's get specific

    • Why we need to ask: Physical and mental health concerns

    • Module One Quiz

  3. 3
    • Module Aims

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Understanding attachment theory

    • Attachment Theory: The impact on mental health

    • Attachment Theory: PTSD and Physical Health

    • Staying aware as healthcare professionals

    • Module Quiz

  4. 4
    • Module aims

      FREE PREVIEW
    • The benefits of being an inclusive business

    • An overview of inclusive spaces

    • Intake Forms

    • Commonly used terms on intake forms: Proposed Replacements

    • The Clinical Space

    • Module Quiz

    • LGBTQ+ Healthcare: Libby's Story

  5. 5
    • Introduction to Clinical Care for LGBTQ+ People

    • Biopsychosocial Considerations

    • Trauma Informed Care: How trauma impacts the body

    • Understanding surgical interventions for transgender people

    • Understanding pharmaceutical interventions for transgender people

    • Gender dysphoria concerns

    • Prevalent Pathologies in LGBTQ+ People

    • Module Quiz

    • Inclusive Healthcare: Ray's Story

  6. 6
    • Module aims

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Indications for treatment

    • Taking an inclusive case history

    • Transgender pregnancy and chestfeeding

    • Screening for patient safety around domestic and social violence

    • Understanding LGBTQ+ specific concerns: Tucking, packing, binding and more.

    • Further Physical Considerations: Scar assessment, skin changes, distal nerve neuropathies and more

    • The Physical Examination: Terminology and Choice of Language

    • The Physical Examination: Prior Preparation

    • The Physical Examination: Hands-on Exam

    • The Physical Examination: Communication and Consent

    • The Physical Examination: Aftercare

    • Inclusive hands-on care Quiz

  7. 7
    • Legal Considerations

    • Becoming an ally: Steps for your Practice

    • Helpful Resources

    • A final thought

FAQ

  • How many hours CPD is this course?

    This course provides a minimum of 10 hours CPD/CE.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    You will have lifetime access to this course and any future released modules.

  • Do I get a certificate upon completion?

    Yes! You will receive a certificate for your CPD records upon completion of the course.