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Follow-up information from NHS England's Gender Identity Workshop 27th November 2014.

Importantly, this contains the first officially released confirmation from NHS England that 18 week waiting time legislation applies to gender identity services. This follows many months of campaigning by UK Trans Info. For more information see the statement we made when we released confirmation last month.

Read more: Follow-up information from NHS England's Gender Identity Workshop 27th November 2014

Terms of reference for NHS England's Gender Identity Services Task and Finish Group. 

Read more: Gender Identity Services: Task and Finish Group - Terms of Reference

On 27th November 2014 the NHS England Gender Identity Workshop will be meeting in London for the fourth time.

You can view a recording of the event here: http://www.nhsengland.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/155449

You can also follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #NHSGenderID. People at the meeting will be able to follow the thread via a Twitter Wall.

This page will be updated as further information becomes available.

Read more: Gender Identity Workshop, 27th November 2014

Summary written by NHS England of Healthwatch England's escalation around gender identity services. See also Response to ‘Escalation of Advice’ from Healthwatch England Gender Identity Services.

Read more: Summary of Escalation from Healthwatch England to NHS England

Details of the specific actions the NHS England Board has committed to as a result of the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting on 18th September 2014. This was approved by the board on 6th November 2014.

The majority of the information relating to gender identity services is contained within Annex 6, however there is mention of it in other sections.

Read more: Review of NHS Citizen and the NHS Citizens Assembly at the AGM

In October 2014 NHS England released a Response to ‘Escalation of Advice’ from Healthwatch England Gender Identity Services. Section 2 of this document contained some statistics about trans people in England. These statistics were taken from the NHS Citizen Assembly 2014 Gender Identity Services Information Pack.

Unfortunately these figures were incorrect. GIRES has therefore released a suggested revision to section 2 of the document which contains more accurate figures.

Read more: Suggested revision to section 2 of NHS England's Response to ‘Escalation of Advice’ from...

Final report of the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting. Click here for more information about the assembly!

Read more: NHS Citizen Assembly test 18th September 2014 Report

UK Trans Info has raised concerns with NHS England over the upcoming care.data plan and how it will affect trans people. We are very pleased to say that Dr Geraint Lewis, the Chief Data Officer of NHS England, has engaged with us over our concerns. He has given permission for us to publish his initial email. We are pleased that some thought has gone into protecting trans people, and especially welcome the exclusion of "codes relating to gender reassignment and transsexualism". However we do not believe these safeguards have satisfied all our concerns, and will continue to engage with Dr Lewis on this matter.

We welcome input on this matter from anyone in the UK trans community - you can join the discussions on our facebook group or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Read more: Initial response to UK Trans Info's concerns over care.data by Dr Lewis, the Chief Data Officer of...

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