Waiting lists to attend assessment at the Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) are over 12 months, far out of line with government targets. GP’s (General Practitioner, Primary Care) are not trained properly to refer trans people to GICs, when trans people present themselves to GP they are refused bridging hormones (trans women) – the education of GPs on trans issues needs to be improved. The waiting time at GICs are far too long, and communication between GICs and GPs very poor in many cases and patients are left confused and in limbo. In simple terms, demand far exceeds supply. This is unacceptable.
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