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Care Quality Commission

UK independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), makes sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care

This includes providing guidance to healthcare professionals (HPCs) about how they can best help their transgender and gender diverse patients. As a major provider of gender affirming healthcare, GenderGP are actively advocating, alongside other organisations, for the Care Quality Commission to issue guidance that ensures that every transgender and gender diverse person in the United Kingdom is able to access support and treatment without discrimination, prejudice, or gatekeeping

Our Advocacy Work

All of our ongoing advocacy and conversations with the Care Quality Commission can be found in this section

The importance of shared care agreements between the NHS and private Gender Affirming Healthcare providers: A Letter to the Care Quality Commission

December 6th 2021
Advocacy, Medical, Health, Trans

On the 22nd of September, the CQC published amended guidance for GPs in relation to how they should support their transgender patients.
The guidance included the suggestion that GPs should discourage their patients from accessing their treatment and support via private specialists, and that GPs should also actively refuse to be involved in routine hormone monitoring where a patient is receiving private prescriptions….