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Gender Dysphoria: Children and Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 64905, tabled on 25 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock Centre is taking to amend its services as a result of the updated guidance on the treatment of Gender Dysphoria published on 28 May 2020.

Answered on

17 July 2020

NHS England is currently undertaking a planned review of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Young People. The review will be informed by the outcome of work currently being led by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which has been asked to establish the clinical and academic evidence that will inform a review of the use of hormone treatments.

The Gender Identity Development Service will continue to work to NHS England's current service specification and clinical commissioning policy during the period of review. Any proposals to amend the current service specification or clinical commissioning policy will be subject to public consultation in accordance with NHS England's established method and processes.