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A role in which building rapport and relationships is all the more important

Caring for trans* clients presents a particular challenge from a career perspective

The success of trans* patient clinics has shown how the NHS needs to improve its staff training

Establishing a rapport with a trans* patient is a vital aspect of health care. It encourages trust and helps build confidence, but for many nurses there is a fear of getting it wrong.

A recent report by the Commons Women and Equalities Committee found the NHS has a long way to go in its treatment of trans* people, and called for a review of the service.

‘Awareness can make a trans* person feel welcome, while its lack can put them off having the tests they need,’ says cliniQ co-founder and service development lead Michelle Ross.

cliniQ co-founder Michelle Ross stresses the importance of establishing a rapport with trans* patients Picture credit: Tim George

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