NHS England consultation on specialised treatments – gender variant children and adolescents

NHS England has now published its service specification, Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for Children and Adolescents (PDF), and policy proposition, Prescribing of Cross-Sex Hormones as part of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (PDF), following its consultation process. These documents do not adequately meet the needs of gender variant children and adolescents.

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NHS England consultation on specialised treatments March to April 2016 – gender variant children and adolescents

NHS England recently ran a public consultation process on a number of specialised treatments. These include the treatments provided for gender variant children and adolescents. Two documents were of key importance to gender variant children and adolescents: A Policy Proposition which concludes that cross-sex hormones should not be provided before age 16 A Service Specification

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NHS Gender Identity Clinics (England)

There are seven adult Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) available in England. Patient’s have the right to choose which of the clinics they are referred to, no matter where they live (Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14). The clinics are: Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic, London Leeds Gender Identity Clinic, Leeds Northampton Gender

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Trans Health Factsheets

These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England. The Factsheets have the following objectives: To promote the health and wellbeing of trans people To provide trans people with basic information about key aspects of good health and wellbeing

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Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14

Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14 – CPAG Approved 12th July 2013 “In 2012/13, NHS England’s Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) were asked to develop a number of draft service specifications and commissioning policies, to support the nationally consistent commissioning of specialised services across the country. These service specifications and commissioning policies were

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Caring for Trans Adults

Creating Employment Opportunities In Sefton, Merseyside, a volunteer project is helping transgender men and women become a valued part of the workforce, develop new skills and gain self-esteem. This helps to counteract depression and the many health issues associated with isolation, unemployment, poverty and poor housing. We hope that before long similar initiatives will spring

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Information for medical professionals

Royal College of Psychiatrists Good Practice Guidelines New Treatment Guidelines for Gender Dysphoria have been published by the British Medical Colleges. The provision of care for patients experiencing gender dysphoria is an excellent example of an area where multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary care is not only good practice but ensures that a wide choice of treatment

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Department of Health Literature Project

GIRES has prepared several publications for the Department of Health which can be found below. Guidance for GPs, other clinicians and health professionals on the care of gender variant people (PDF, 324KB) Gender variant (trans or transgender) people are relatively rarely seen in GP surgeries. Many GPs say that they lack the knowledge to treat those experiencing gender

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