Protocols and policies regarding the care of transgender people

GenderGP made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 202 authorities

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Dear Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust,

My name is Cleo Madeleine, and I'm writing on behalf of the healthcare provider GenderGP.

We're writing regarding the policies, protocols, and guidelines operated by each NHS Trust in relation to the care of transgender people.

We're aware that NHS England Specialised Commissioning is responsible for commissioning specialist gender identity services in England. However, we're interested in what guidelines are in place for the provision of transgender healthcare at primary and secondary care levels.

With this in mind, could you please provide the following:

1) Any equality and/or diversity policies you have in place for patients.

2) Any equality and/or diversity policies you have in place for staff.

3) Any guidelines, protocols, policies, or similar relating to care provision for transgender adults.

4) Any guidelines, protocols, policies, or similar relating to care provision for transgender children and adolescents.

5) Any guidelines, etc. relating to mental capacity and/or informed consent.

6) Any guidelines, etc. relating to shared care agreements and/or working with private services to facilitate treatment, particularly with regards to transgender healthcare.

We understand that this will be more or less relevant depending on the Trust, but please provide as much information as possible. I am happy to answer any questions you might have or provide further clarification.

Yours faithfully,

Cleo Madeleine, on behalf of
GenderGP

FOI, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Cleo

Freedom of Information Request Reference: FOI 454 2021

With reference to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act, this is an acknowledgement that Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has received and started the process relating to your request for information. Please use our reference number in all future correspondence.

In accordance with Trust policy and the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, a period of 20 working days is assigned for processing your request. [Working days within the NHS refers to Mon-Fri.] We will provide you with an explanation if we find that there is any reason why this period may extend beyond the period prescribed by the Act.

Your freedom of information request may be delayed due to urgent operational responses to dealing with Public Health priorities surrounding Coronavirus COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. We remain committed to responding to your request and will respond as soon as we are able. We will let you know beforehand if we expect your request to go past the 20 working day deadline. Should our response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office and you can contact them at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
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Wilmslow
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Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the procedure.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Office
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
E: [email address]

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FOI, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Cleo

Further to your FOI request 454.2021, please find attached the response from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request. We have had increased workforce and operational pressures due to COVID-19 and we really appreciate your patience.

If you are unhappy with this response you have the right to access our complaints procedure; please contact the Company Secretary, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3EA.  [email address]
                             
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113  
Website: www.ico.gov.uk
                      
Freedom of Information Office
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
E: [email address]

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