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Why do GPs have to prescribe for gender dysphoria?

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It is utterly reprehensible to see the abject failure of NHS England Specialised commissioning of transgender services being covered up by collusion with the General Medical Council professional regulator with a " GMC say do it or else" threat circulated by NHS England. The GMC have done themselves no favours. The General Practitioners Committee should be credited for backing the regulator down from " on demand for everyone or else" to a specific set of guidance -( those acting criminally and suicidal" as a harm minimisation activity AND ONLY UNDER SPECIALIST GUIDANCE.) The Initial purported "guidance" breached clear and longstanding standards of personal practice espoused by the GMC. Please don't forget that there is a vulnerable group of patients with complex AND SPECIALISED care needs that have been badly let down by NHS England specialist commissioning arrangements. Heads should roll at the GMC and NHS England for this provable malfeasance in public office.

Posted date

01 Jul 2016

Posted time

11:48am

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