We are delighted to see that the website for the Cass Review – Independent Review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People is now live and that contributions are being welcomed.
We urge younger members of the community, parents and carers to apply for your right to be heard
“There’s going to be a lot of listening – listening to those who have experience either as a young person, a family member, or a professional in the field”.
Dr Hilary Cass
Much work has been done to date to better understand the situation as it currently stands for children and young people in terms of their access to care in the UK. The recent Bell V Tavistock case and CQC inspection paint a picture of an NHS service provision that needs a complete overhaul. Important work by The Women and Equalities Committee has shown that trans healthcare is not fit for purpose.
We trust that the Cass Review will move things forward towards a better solution for those young people that really need safe, timely, effective, compassionate medical care.
As a world leading provider of healthcare to trans and non-binary individuals, GenderGP will assist Dr Cass and the Review panel with our knowledge and experience of having developed a successful model of care, so that they can see what can be achieved.
We will also share the experiences of the community, our service users and those who are looking to access care. There is so much to learn from those impacted and we will be conducting research over the coming months which will form a key part of our contribution to the Review.
The crucial question the Review must seek to answer is how the young trans patient population in the UK can be better served. This is the question that we at GenderGP have been asking since day one and we look forward to sharing what we have learned over the past six years.