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It’s easy to help patients with gender variance – here’s what you can do

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Generalists should be up to date on: 1. Common medical problems and long term management 2. Presentation of uncommon problems that are potentially serious if not identified and treated early. 3. Treatment of acute conditions that do not need hospital review. 4. Awareness of when acute or routine secondary care is appropriate. Transgender prescribing falls into the uncommon, not acute category so is the lowest priority for GP to 'find out'. Spending a few hours ensuring I'm prescribing properly AND more time setting up a disease register and recall system for one or two patients only is BY DEFINITION prone to medical error and substandard care when applied across a population of practices. Why does the author support a policy that will lead to substandard care when surely a service that sees this problem regularly will be 'best placed' to prescribe and monitor these medications?

Posted date

17 Jun 2016

Posted time

8:58am

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