Protocols and policies regarding the care of transgender people

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Dear Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals 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 (NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE AND GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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foi (NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE AND GOOLE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Cleo

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request below.

 

Please find our response below.

 

General equality policies and procedures which recognise gender identity:

 

Equality Strategy

[1]http://nlgnet.nlg.nhs.uk/equality/Shared...

 

All our policies for staff and patients have an equality statement which
recognises gender identity and our policies are equality impact assessed.

 

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

                

Policy for Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation

[2]http://nlgnet.nlg.nhs.uk/DocumentControl...

4.2.4 Transgender People (including Children and Young People):

Please note this policy is due to be refreshed shortly.

 

PAPER HEALTH RECORDS – PATIENT ADMINISTRATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR
TRANS PATIENTS

[3]http://nlgnet.nlg.nhs.uk/DocumentControl...

 

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

 

We are currently supporting a member of staff who is transitioning.  We
are currently setting up and developing an LGBT+ Staff Equality Network to
assess our need to develop policies to support diversity within our
workplace. All our policies carry an equality statement which recognises
gender identity.

 

Special Leave Policy

[4]http://nlgnet.nlg.nhs.uk/womenchildrens/...

Section 9 Gender reassignment  

 

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

 

As in Q1.

 

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

 

As in Q1.  And Safeguarding ‘Fraser Guidance’.

 

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

 

Safe guarding response - No specific reference covered by the mental
capacity act and children’s act under Fraser Guidance (Gillick Competence)

 

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

 

No

 

Kind regards

 

Adrian Beddow

Associate Director of Communications

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

03033 303035

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