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Brief Summary

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

Further Information from Associated Email by NHS England

In the autumn of 2014 we established a task group for gender identity services comprised of, amongst others, senior commissioning leads, the chairman of the Clinical Reference Group for Gender Identity Services and the chairman of NHS England’s Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group. The terms of reference for the group are attached. The work of the task group was discussed at the meeting of NHS England’s Transgender Network in November 2014. A webcast of this meeting is available online at http://www.nhsengland.public-i.tv/core/portal/genderid.

The task group convened an extraordinary meeting of the providers of genital reconstruction surgery in November 2014 and is currently overseeing a programme of work to explore how surgical capacity can be extended in 2015/16. We have profiled the additional investment that would be needed to reduce waiting times for male to female surgery to under 18 weeks, and area teams have been asked to initiate discussions with providers as a matter of urgency. We are also visiting Gender Identity Clinics over February and March 2015 to understand better the reasons for bottlenecks in the pathway and the reasons for variations in the way in which the clinics deliver their services. NHS England’s aim is to commission a more equitable service that can, over time, meet the 18 week Referral to Treatment standard.

 

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