Dec 9 2009 by Andrew Brown, Midweek VisiterA SCHEME which helps Sefton’s transgender residents gain workplace experience within the NHS has been praised at a national awards ceremony.The programme, run by NHS Sefton and Sefton Equalities Partnership,is designed to tackle discrimination while improving access to health services.The Transgender Volunteer Programme is thought to be the first of its kind in the country. It supports Sefton’s transgender (trans) residents to gain workplace experience within the local health service whilst, at the same time, improving their physical and mental health and wellbeing.Research indicates transgender people often experience harassment from fellow employees, customers or clients in the form of verbal abuse and physical violence as well as discrimination in recruitment, promotion and remuneration at work.The programme was shortlisted in the health inequalities category of the Health Service Journal Awards. It won second place – highly commended - at the awards ceremony held in London on November 30....
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Let's learn from the British about National Health Care and how to take care of the health concerns of Transgender people.
Posted by De Sube at 12/09/2009 08:52:00 AM