RACGP unveils 'inclusive' new sex and gender standards for patient records

GPs have been advised to display LGBTIQA+ flags and ensure patients' preferred pronouns are used in the latest update to practice standards.

GPs will need to record each patient’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth in clinical notes under the latest update to the RACGP’s standards. 

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The college has also advised GP clinics to be more inclusive of sex- and gender-diverse patients by using their preferred pronouns and displaying the LGBTIQA+ flag or symbols. 

The standards, updated this month, offer guidance on how to accurately collect and record information about patients’ sex, gender, intersex variations and sexual orientation