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GPs should initiate gender dysphoria hormones in 'exceptional circumstances'


"'We would expect GPs to acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to deliver a good service to their patient population... " Correct- in the 50 hours of postgraduate learning per annum specified by the GMC; based on an assessment of the practices populations needs and most benefit from time spent as per appraisal and revalidation. The thorny issue is the circumstance arises so infrequently that spending the time for one or two individuals looses out to the hours of " mandatory" child protection; Information governance etc. and keeping abreast of the changes in therapy that benefit hundreds of patients in a what little time remains after an increasingly complex and expanding service delivery of care. Definition of a specialist "someone who looks after a small section of health needs in a 30-60 minute outpatient appointment because the condition is "beyond GP capability" - until the condition rises in prevalence at which point it becomes a "GP problem" but unfortunately still in a 10 minute slot and not a sixty minute one........

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01 Jun 2016

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