Protocols and policies regarding the care of transgender people

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Dear London North West University Healthcare NHS 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 (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Cleo Madeleine,

 

*Please note that in light of the ongoing pandemic, your request for
information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses in dealing
with Public Health priorities. 

 

Thank you for your recent email to London North West University Healthcare
NHS Trust, which I can confirm is being treated as a FOI (Freedom of
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Our reference number for this request is 4639-21 (*please quote this on
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FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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FOI (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Cleo Madeleine,

 

FOI Ref: 4639-21 (*Please quote this reference number on all
correspondence)

 

Please find below the response to your Freedom of Information request to
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

You may re-use this information (except for logos) under the terms of the
Open Government Licence^1.  If you would prefer to receive the information
in an alternative electronic format, please let us know.

 

Please let us know if you require more details or further clarification. 
You can find out more about the Trust and our publication scheme at our
website^2.

 

I am now in a position to respond to your noted questions/query as
follows;

 

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.

 

Please find attached a copy (PDF 1.1) of the ‘Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion Policy’ which contains information in relation to the Trust
commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and

human rights for our patients, service users, their carers and relatives,
as well as the Trust’s workforce and general public.

 

*As noted as part of the Trust’s acknowledgement email, staff are
currently responding to urgent operational issues in dealing with Public
Health priorities, and therefore any further information you may require
to that provided, as above, may be subject to delay at this time.

 

I hope this information helps, however, should you be dissatisfied with
our response, please use our FOI review process by contacting
[1][email address] or writing to:

 

Information Governance Manager (FOI Review)

Information Governance

Northwick Park Hospital

P Block

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

 

Please be aware that reviews will not be conducted via public forum, and
we will require your name and contact address in order to respond.

 

If you remain dissatisfied after a review, you have the right under s50 of
the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a decision.

 

Further details about this and the Act can be found on their website^3.

 

^1 Either version 3 or, at your discretion, any later version –
[2]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

^2 [3]https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom...

^3 [4]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

[5][email address]

 

 

*Please note that in line with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) FOI
(Freedom  of Information) guidance, the Trust reserves the right to:

 

·       Ask that all submissions include the real name of the person/s
making a request

·       Enquire about the requester’s motives (where the request is
ambiguous or unclear)

·       Enquire whether the information being sought is with a view to
being released into the public domain (e.g. MP, Media Outlet, Journalist)
especially in any

        instances where there is reason to believe that disclosure may be
likely to cause prejudice and/or harm

 

Further information in relation the Freedom of Information Act (Inc.
Exemptions and prejudice test) can be found via the ICO website at
[6]https://ico.org.uk

 

 

 

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