Links to documents:
Download this file (Specialies Services Policy Gender Services CP21 Approved 120925.pdf)Specialised Services Policy: CP21 Specialised Adult Gender Identity Services[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]
Access this URL ( Services Policy: CP21 Specialised Adult Gender Identity Services [Link to copy hosted by NHS Wales]

Brief Summary

The document has been developed as the policy for the planning of Specialised Adult Gender Identity Services for Welsh patients. The policy applies to residents of all seven Health Boards in Wales.

The purpose of this document is to:

This policy applies to the Specialised Gender Identity Services which are planned and funded by WHSSC. There are a number of local Gender Identity assessment services which are planned and funded by Local Health Boards; this policy does not apply to those services.

Extract from Document

WHSSC funds access to specialised gender identity services, including assessment services and gender confirmation surgery that comply with the following criteria:


Hormone Therapy:

The WLMHT GIC will be responsible for ensuring that patients meet the criteria for hormone therapy prior to the recommendation of treatment.

Gender Reassignment Surgery:

Consideration for funding gender reassignment surgery will only be given to patients who meet the following criteria:

Once the elements above are confirmed, surgical interventions will be authorised where clinically appropriate as indicated in the tables on pages 9 and 10.

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