Diagnostic Criteria and Standards of Care - Leeds GIS

Emma Brownbill made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

To whom it may concern,

This request relates to the Trust's Gender Identity Service (GIS), and makes reference to statements made on its website [ http://www.leedspft.nhs.uk/our_services/... ]. I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information.

1) The numerical designation and diagnostic criteria for Primary Transsexualism in DSM-IV as used by the GIS.

2) The name, terms of reference, and contact details for Freedom of Information purposes, for the "wider governance group" of which the GIS and "most other UK NHS GISs" are part.

3) The nature, provider and most recent date of "Specialized training ... in the assessment of the DSM-IV/ICD-10 Sexual Disorders" for GIS clinicians as mandated by the WPATH Standards of Care (SoC) by which the GIS states it abides.

4) The contents, dates of adoption, and dates for review, of any guidance, policies or procedures adhered to by the GIS relating to the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder, Gender Dysphoria, Transsexualism or similar, including any documented exceptions to the GIS' compliance with the WPATH SoC. Where these are already in the public domain, titles will suffice.

5) Any and all documentation relating to the manner and timescale of the GIS' adoption of Version 7 of the WPATH SoC. If there is no current plan to adopt the new SoC, please state this clearly.

Yours faithfully,
Emma Brownbill

Lpft Foi (LEEDS PARTNERSHIPS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Brownbill

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your recent Freedom of Information request which is now receiving our attention.

Kindest regards

Anne-Marie Field | Information Governance Support Officer
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
2150 Thorpe Park, Century Way
Colton, Leeds LS15 8ZB
0113 305 5952 | Fax 0113 305 5901 |
[email address]

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Lpft Foi (LEEDS PARTNERSHIPS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Brownbill

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Kindest regards

Anne-Marie Field | Information Governance Support Officer
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
2150 Thorpe Park, Century Way
Colton, Leeds LS15 8ZB
0113 305 5952 | Fax 0113 305 5901 |
[email address]

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Dear Ms Field,

Thank you for providing some of the information requested.

Please provide the numerical designation of diagnoses requested in question 1, confirm that the Trust does not hold this information, or cite the exception to the Act under which this information is to be withheld. (e.g. "Gender Identity Disorder in Children" is designated 302.6 in DSM-IV - I am requesting the designation of "Primary Transsexualism")

For the avoidance of doubt, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is the present name of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), the name having been changed in 2006. All text cited in the request as the WPATH Standards of Care (SoC) is from Version 6 of that document - the last published under the HBIGDA name and, until the release of Version 7 in Summer of 2011, the current version maintained under the name of WPATH. Unless the Trust can confirm that it operates under a previous version of the document or can demonstrate exceptions under question 4, it is therefore reasonable to assume that it abides by that text.

I would be grateful if you would revise your response to questions 3, 4, and 5, in light of this clarification in order to properly fulfil the original request.

Many thanks,
Emma Brownbill

Gadawodd Zoe O'Connell anodiad ()

I have written a blog post analysing Leeds' response, which is available at http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2012/01...

Lpft Foi (LEEDS PARTNERSHIPS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Brownbill

Please find attached a response to your recent request for clarification regarding information provided under the Freedom of Information Act.

Kindest regards

Anne-Marie Field | Information Governance Support Officer
Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust
2150 Thorpe Park, Century Way
Colton, Leeds LS15 8ZB
0113 305 5952 | Fax 0113 305 5901 |
[email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Zoe O'Connell anodiad ()

Followup blog post, based on the second FoI response: http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2012/02...