Dr Helen Webberley’s hearing has been ongoing since the end of July. We’ve been keeping track of the day-to-day action and new developments, including some surprising inconsistencies from the GMC’s witnesses that seem to challenge the allegations against Dr Webberley.
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- Days 1-3 – The case is introduced, and the safety of puberty blockers and unlicensed medication is discussed.
- Days 4-5 – Professor Gary Butler takes the stand, and admits that there are no formal qualifications for the treatment of gender dysphoria.
- Days 6-7 – Dr Young and Professor Hindmarsh take the stand – although neither of them have any experience treating trans young people.
- Days 8-9 – The counsel for the defence complains about the GMC’s ‘selective’ approach to evidence, and Health Inspectorate Wales demonstrate a disregard for the health and lives of Dr Webberley’s patients.
- Day 10 – Dr Webberley is accused of inadequate record-keeping – but we see vital evidence lost by the GMC’s own failure to act.
- Day 11-12 – Dr Webberley’s counsel argues for the inclusion of trans voices in the hearing and the GMC fails to provide evidence in a timely manner.
- Day 13-14 – More unexpected evidence, and Dr Klink is sworn in. He insists on the importance of an MDT – but ends up conceding that GPs can assess and treat gender dysphoria.
- Day 15-16 – Dr Agnew provides expert witness testimony – but his lack of experience with trans patients is called into question.
- Days 17-18 – Further testimony from Dr Agnew provokes backlash online.
More updates will be added as the case progresses.