NHS Forth Valleys commitment to creating a working environment free from harassment, bullying or victimisation is instrumental in ensuring that transgender staff and service users are not harassed, bullied or subject to unlawful discrimination.
We recognise that we have a number of legal duties under the Equality Duty 2010, and during the lifetime of our Equality Delivery report 2013-17, we ensure that relevant policies and service developments are reviewed and updated to ensure that the rights of transgender staff and service users are upheld.
To support out work Transgender Etiquette was updated in April 2013 with support from Central Scotland Transgender Group (Dunblane) and LGBT Youth Scotland and the Engender Network.
The aim of this guidance is to support staff by answering any queries or concerns that they may have in meeting the needs of transgender people who access our services.
Further Information and Support Avaialble
Transition Support Service
Phone: 0131 523 1103
This national service offers a holistic programme of support to transgender people who are seeking to undergo, currently undergoing or have recently undergone a process of gender reassignment/transition. The programme includes free courses, workshops, regular social events arranged in Glasgow and Edinburgh, to support you at whatever stage of reassignment/transition you may be at.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
9 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TE}
Office hours: 9am-5pm – 0131 523 1100
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique initiative to promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in, working in and travelling to Edinburgh. We run a programme of activities, events, courses and community groups and provide a range of supports, including counselling. The organisation also provides information on health and LGBT topics and runs the LGBT Helpline Scotland on 0300 123 2523.
LGBT Helpline Scotland
Phone: 0300 123 2523
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12 – 9pm
We provide information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. We are also here to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity.
Scottish Transgender Alliance
The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland
They assist transgender people, service providers, employers and equality organisations to engage together to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.
They strive for everyone in Scotland to be safe and valued whatever their gender identity and gender reassignment status and to have full freedom in their gender expression.
The Equality Network 30 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6PR
Office Telephone: 0131 467 6039
Fax: 0131 476 9006