statistics for the WLMHT GIC

Jeffery Archer made this Freedom of Information request to West London NHS Trust

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Dear West London Mental Health NHS Trust,

Please disclose the following information:

Q1) The total number of people who were referred to the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male

Q2) The period in which the above (in Q1) were referred to the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic (e.g. 1960 – 2010)

Q3) The total number of people, in Q2, who were referred to the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male, but they did not ever attend the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic

Q4) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male, but who voluntarily discharged themselves without wishing to be referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS)

Q5) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male, but who clinicians at the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic discharged without referring them for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS)

Q6) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male, and have undergone the two year Real Life Experience (RLE) of living in the reassigned gender role but have not been referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS)

Q7) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male and who have been referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS)

Q8) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male and who have been referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who have now discharged themselves

Q9) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male and who have been referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who have now been discharged by the clinicians at the WLMHT Gender identity Clinic

Q10) The total number of people, in Q2, who attended the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic where their birth allocated gender was male and who have been referred for Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and who are still attending the WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Jeffery Archer

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Dear Mr Archer,
 
Please find attached a Trust's response to your FOI request.
 
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 West London Mental Health Trust
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Dear foi foi,

Your response is:
"The Gender Recognition Act does not permit West London Mental Health NHS Trust, (WLMHT) to collect, collate and store information on patient’s natally assigned gender. WLMHT and the Gender Identity Clinic take the requirements and ultimately their responsibilities under the Act seriously. This information is therefore not available and it is not possible by any means to obtain it"

The natally assigned gender is information which is part of the PDS and is available as part of the patient's NHS Number. Since each patient has a NHS Number, the information must therefore be available to the West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Yours sincerely,

Jeffery Archer

Dear Mr Archer
 
In response to your further question:
 
Trust staff do not have information available to them that would enable
them to identify a patient's gender by an NHS number.  We are not able to
differentiate as to whether the gender recorded on the PDS refers to
the patient's natally assigned gender or the gender role in which they are
currently living. 
 
FOI Team
WLMHT
 
 
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Opal Koboi left an annotation ()

This response is false. As noted in Information For New Patients ( http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/10... ), part of West London Mental Health Trust Freedom Of Information Request 783 ( http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ge... ), this information is retained for all current patients, under a policy introduced in Sep 2011. Specifically:

"In order for the work of the Gender Identity Clinic to be effective it is necessary for a
variety of people to be aware of your gender status and (if you are so diagnosed) that you are transsexual. These people include psychologists, nurses, psychiatrists, speech therapists, surgeons, GP’s and their associated administrative staff."

"Information regarding your gender status and (if you are so diagnosed) that you are transsexual will be kept confidential and only shared as necessary for the work of the GIC and your care here."

"Some people do not wish their gender status and (if they are so diagnosed) that they are transsexual to be shared. If you have a Gender Recognition Certificate or have applied for one you are able to legally enforce this. Whilst we will make every effort to respect your wishes regarding the sharing of information, and will keep information as confidential as we are able, it is necessary for the running of the Clinic and the safety of our clinical practice to share information under some circumstances."

"If you do not allow us to share your information about your gender status and (if you are so diagnosed) that you are transsexual, then, for the reasons outlined above, we will unfortunately not be able to see you at this Clinic."

To "keep information as confidential as we are able" while supplying aggregate information as required by the Freedom Of Information Act would be in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the Gender Recognition Act.

This information is held and this information should be disclosed.