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Professional Development

In July 2020 we launched our first two professional development resources, aimed at tackling some of the health inequalities for LGBT+ people and ensuring ambulance staff provide the best service they can. Partnering with our friends at CPDme these resources are accredited and can contribute to your professional development portfolios.

The Ambulance Service Trans Toolkit

This professional development resource comprises four books of information. The first three are desisgned to help you understand the lives of transgender people and then apply this knowldege to patient facing situations and working with staff who are transitioning. The first three books have sets of confirmation questions which help to gain your CPD credit.

The fourth book is for interets and includes information about transgender people in the media and sport and how transgender people are recognised around the world. Also in the final book you will find a whole host of references and links in case you want to find out more. There are no confirmation questions for this book.

The Books

Confirmation Questions

The questions shown here for Books 1 to 3 are the same as those to gain your professional development credit on the CPDme site. 

Link to CPDme

Click here to link to the CPDme website to continue your professional development.

Notes for Colleagues in Wales

During the development of this resource we went to great lengths to check the information was correct. Despite this, things do change and we have been made aware of a few details which are now incorrect.

Number of Gender Identity Clinics

Reference  'Understanding Trans People' (Book 1), Page 26

The toolkit states there are seven gender identity clinics in England, with one due to open in Wales. Since completion of the resource the Welsh Gender Service opened in July 2019 and is based at St David’s Hospital in Cardiff.

Use of Pathways in NHS 111

Reference 'Better Care to Trans Patients' (Book 2), Page 11

It is noted that the Welsh NHS 111 service does not use the Pathways system that is described in this section. This does not impact on any of the confirmation questions.


Nodiadau ar gyfer Cydweithwyr yng Nghymru

Yn ystod datblygiad yr adnodd hwn aethom i drafferth mawr i wirio bod y wybodaeth yn gywir. Er gwaethaf hyn, mae pethau'n newid ac rydym wedi cael gwybod am ychydig o fanylion sydd bellach yn anghywir.

Nifer y Clinigau Hunaniaeth Rhyw

Cyfeirnod 'Deall Pobl Draws' (Llyfr 1), Tudalen 26

Mae'r pecyn cymorth yn nodi bod saith clinig hunaniaeth rhywedd yn Lloegr, ac un i fod i agor yng Nghymru. Ers cwblhau’r adnodd agorodd Gwasanaeth Rhyw Cymru ym mis Gorffennaf 2019 ac mae wedi’i leoli yn Ysbyty Dewi Sant yng Nghaerdydd.

Defnyddio Llwybrau yn GIG 111

Cyfeirnod 'Gwell Gofal i Gleifion Traws' (Llyfr 2), Tudalen 11

Nodir nad yw gwasanaeth GIG Cymru 111 yn defnyddio'r system Llwybrau a ddisgrifir yn yr adran hon. Nid yw hyn yn effeithio ar unrhyw un o'r cwestiynau cadarnhau.


Additional Resources

This additional activity can be used alongside Book 1 of The Ambulance Service Trans Toolkit.

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