Supporting our LGBT Communities

Greater Manchester Cancer has teamed up with the LGBT Foundation to offer a free training series for those working in cancer services across the region to increase their understanding and awareness of the needs of our LGBT population.

Available training modules

The following modules will be conducted as online group sessions and there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A. We’ve picked topics that we believe will best provide benefit to our teams in supporting our LGBT staff and patients. You are able to register for all 4 modules if you wish. Most modules are repeated on a second date to accommodate diaries.

Click the links for more information on the course outcomes and to register.

Upcoming courses:

There are no scheduled upcoming courses at present.

Previous courses:

  • LGBT 101: Terminology, legislation and inequalities
    Delivered by LGBT Foundation, this training session is a great introduction into all things LGBT.

    Tuesday 14 September 2021 – 3-5pm
    (Repeated) Thursday 2 December 2021 – 10am -12 noon
  • Trans and Non Binary Inclusion
    Get to grips with trans status, gender identities and inclusive language including using pronouns and titles.

    Thursday 30 September 2021 – 10am -12 noon
    (Repeated) Tuesday 9 November 2021 – 3-5pm
  • Asking LGBT Inclusive Questions and Having Challenging Conversations
    Get to grips with asking someone’s pronouns, managing mistakes and challenging discrimination.

    Thursday 18 November 2021 – 10am – 12 noon

  • LGBT Health Inequalities, Access and Signposting
    Understand the health inequalities and disparity of outcomes experienced by LGBT people and consider how services can become more inclusive.

    Thursday 14 October 2021 – 10am – 12 noon
    (Repeated) Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 3-5pm


These are free events for members of the Greater Manchester Cancer Network, including Pathway Boards, User Involvement Representatives and the GM Cancer Team. This will be extended out to the wider GM NHS and cancer research networks subject to availability.

Interested in finding out more?

If you would like more information about this training, please contact the team FAO Anna Perkins and we’ll get back to you.

We hope you can join us in providing the best possible care for all of our patients across the GM Cancer network.