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Gender Dysphoria: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 148411, tabled on 28 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will take steps to tackle waiting lists for access to gender identity services.

Answered on

31 March 2022

The National Health Service is establishing pilot gender dysphoria clinics under a new delivery model for this service. Pilot clinics have already opened in London, Cheshire and Merseyside, Manchester and the East of England and a further clinic in Sussex is planned later this year. These clinics are due to begin an evaluation to establish the viability of the new clinical models. This will reduce waiting times for patients and ensure the availability of these services.