Transgender people face two-year wait for NHS appointment

Transgender people face two-year wait for NHS appointment
 

Transgender people are waiting up to two and a half years for initial consultations at NHS gender identity clinics.
This is despite an NHS England pledge in 2016 to bring waiting times to below 18 weeks by 2018.
The average wait from receiving a GP referral to getting a first appointment is 18 months.
NHS England said providers were "working to expand treatment teams and reduce waiting times".
The clinic with the shortest waiting time is Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Service at 51 weeks.
However, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Health, Views: 35
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