Medical Care for Gender Variant Young People (22/08/13)

NHS England is about to conduct a review of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents.

The present specification for this service is available below:

Document: E13/S(HSS)/e – Gender Identity Development service for Children and Adolescents (PDF, 1.8MB)

Review: A Review of the Specification (PDF, 171KB)

A group of stakeholders has drafted recommendations for improving that specification which are below:

  • Allow other independent providers
  • Apply latest Endo Soc, WPATH and DSM approaches, especially with regard to readiness for physical intervention
  • Recognise urgency of adolescent cases
  • Treat young people who have been treated elsewhere
  • Respect all protected characteristics
  • Ensure the GP provides an acceptable service
  • Arrange seamless transfer to the adult services

These recommendations have been incorporated into a suggested revised version of the specification, which is available to view:

Document: Suggested Revised Specification (PDF, 2.4MB)