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Managing patients with gender dysphoria

The current situation, both nationally and locally, of services available for gender dysphoria patients is sadly lacking. This is putting these patients, and their GPs, in very difficult situations of trying to manage their care and prescribing without an adequate service in place. Kent LMC are trying hard to get the CCG to commission a proper service for these patients, similar to that put in place in Sussex. In the meantime the following links give the current advice on management and responsibilities.

Gender incongruence in primary care (bma.org.uk)

service-specification-gender-dysphoria-services-non-surgical-june-2019.pdf (england.nhs.uk)

Primary Care Responsibilities in Prescribing and Monitoring Hormone Therapy for Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

Primary Care Responsibilities In Regard To Requests by Private On-Line Medical Service Providers to Prescribe Hormone Treatments for Transgender People

RCGP - Transgender Care: The Role of the GP in caring for gender questioning and transgender patients

The Gender Identity Toolkit is a practicable resource aimed at improving the availability of inclusive and equitable care for trans and non-binary patients at a crucial time. The toolkit consolidates statutory requirements and best practice guidance into an easily implementable, procedural resource. The toolkit highlights a range of common themes in trans and non-binary healthcare, from determining a suitable treatment pathway to updating a patient’s name and/or gender marker.

Updated on Monday, 30 May 2022, 580 views

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