Implementing a Single-Session Nurse-Led Assessment Clinic into a Gender Service.
Donna M Eade, Michelle M Telfer, Michelle A Tollit
Transgender Health | Published : 2018
The Royal Children's Hospital Gender Service offers support, assessment, and medical care to transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents in Victoria, Australia. Referrals have rapidly increased leading to extended wait times. In response, a single-session nurse-led assessment clinic (SSNac) was introduced as the clinical entry point to the service, during which a biopsychosocial assessment is undertaken, and information, education, and support are provided. Outcomes of the SSNac include a significant reduction in wait times and a timely clinical triage system. This article documents the creation and implementation of SSNac to offer a template for use in other gender services.