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MPTS Hearing Summary

MPTS Hearing Summary

The final day covered the Chair’s legal instructions to the Tribunal, who will now recess to make their deliberations before announcing the verdict on October 15th. The Chair’s instructions for the tribunal covered the burden of proof, which the Chair said was on the...

MPTS Hearing Days 39-40

MPTS Hearing Days 39-40

Day 39 saw Mr Jackson QC close the GMC’s case against Dr Webberley. Day 40 was Mr Stern QC’s opportunity to refute the claims made by Mr Jackson QC and to finish laying out the defence case. Mr Stern QC began by acknowledging how much he had learnt about the issues...

MPTS Hearing Day 37

MPTS Hearing Day 37

Dr Bouman, President of WPATH appeared today as a witness for the defence. His clear understanding of trans people’s needs and his empathetic approach won the hearts of all the readers today. Mr Jackson QC attempted to get Dr Bouman to agree that trans healthcare for...

MPTS Hearing Day 36

MPTS Hearing Day 36

On day 36, counsel for the GMC Mr Jackson QC, cross examined Dr Pasterski, witness for the defence. Dr Vickie Pasterski is a psychologist, psychotherapist, and gender specialist. She has over two decades of experience in the field of gender identity services, having...

MPTS Hearing Day 35

MPTS Hearing Day 35

The morning was taken up with Mr Jackson QC’s final cross examination of Dr Webberley. He asked Dr Webberley about the Frosts spreadsheets that indicated that entries had been made using Dr Webberley’s user ID after the date of Dr Webberley’s suspension. Dr Webberley...

MPTS Hearing Days 33-34

MPTS Hearing Days 33-34

As the last two days were taken up entirely with Dr webberley’s cross examination so instead of a blow-by blow we’ll bring you some of the highlights of the hearing, you’ll find a fuller coverage of the days events on Twitter at @mpts_hearing. Mr Jackson QC began by...

MPTS Hearing Days 31-32

MPTS Hearing Days 31-32

When the hearing resumed the Tribunal requested more information from Mr Jackson QC with regard to the allegations surrounding the GenderGP website. The Chair said they would “value further submissions in relation to this allegation and the evidence in support of that...

MPTS Hearing Days 28-30

MPTS Hearing Days 28-30

Day 28 of Dr Webberley’s MPTS hearing sees a turning point: It is now the defence’s turn to present their testimony. Following an inconsistent and contradictory series of witnesses from the GMC, we look forward to seeing who the defence will bring to bear. First,...

MPTS Hearing Days 25-27

MPTS Hearing Days 25-27

The last few days saw the GMC finalise its case against Dr Webberley with the last two expert witnesses, Dr Dean of Exeter GIC and Dr Kierans, formerly of KOI Belfast.   I think I’ve said this before. After 7 weeks—27 actual days of hearings—the thing that stands...

MPTS Hearing Day 24

MPTS Hearing Day 24

On Day 24 of Dr Webberley’s hearing we heard more from Dr Dean, and Dr Allana Kierans also appeared. Both of these doctors disagree strongly with Dr Webberley’s model of care - and both of them have run gender identity services that have been strongly criticised by...

MPTS Hearing Days 21-23

MPTS Hearing Days 21-23

The 21st day of Dr Webberley’s MPTS hearing resulted in an unknown delay and as a result, an adjournment. Day 22 saw Mr Stuart Gale, managing director of Frosts Pharmacy appear as a witness for the GMC. Frosts Pharmacy is an online pharmacy for whom Dr Webberley...

MPTS Hearing Days 19-20

MPTS Hearing Days 19-20

Dr Klink returned to the hearing so that Dr Webberley’s counsel could cross examine him, during which time he admitted to having given gender-affirming hormones to a 13 year old patient. Dr Klink also said that the dosage of testogel that Patient A was prescribed by...

MPTS Hearing Days 17-18

MPTS Hearing Days 17-18

Dr Agnew returned to finalise his testimony, and reiterate his belief that MDTs are the best way to provide care for youths with gender dysphoria. Dr Agnew admitted to having no experience in diagnosing gender dysphoria, nor having any experience treating patients for...

MPTS Hearing Day 15-16

MPTS Hearing Day 15-16

Day 15 was taken up with procedural discussion. This was due to the introduction of evidence that Dr Webberley’s team had asked to be included, some of which was then considered to be admissible. As new evidence was now allowed, the GMC had asked their experts to...

MPTS Hearing Day 13-14

MPTS Hearing Day 13-14

Day 13 of Dr Helen Webberley’s MPTS hearing began, once again, with an unexpected bundle of evidence being dropped in the defence’s lap. The bundle - some 150 pages of expert testimony with comments - was delivered after close of business on Friday. After a chaotic...

MPTS Hearing Day 11-12

MPTS Hearing Day 11-12

After two non-sitting days the hearing resumed on Thursday. Present were Mr Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the General Medical Council, and Mr Ian Stern QC, counsel for Dr Webberley. No sooner had the trial begun than Mr Jackson QC said that new information had been...

MPTS Hearing Day 10

MPTS Hearing Day 10

Day ten of Dr Helen Webberley’s hearing began with Dr Richard Harker, witness for the GMC. Also present were Mr Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the GMC, and Mr Ian Stern QC, counsel for Dr Webberley. Mr Jackson began by asking Dr Harker about his experience and...

MPTS Hearing Day 8-9

MPTS Hearing Day 8-9

Day Eight of Dr Helen Webberley’s MPT hearing began with Liam Stratton, an Inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Ian Stern QC cross-examined Mr Stratton regarding an inspection he had led into Dr Matt Ltd, an online healthcare provider for whom Dr Webberley...

MPTS Hearing Day 6-7

MPTS Hearing Day 6-7

On day six the following accusations were discussed:  Dr Webberley is alleged to have not provided ‘good clinical care’ to Patient A. Dr Webberley is alleged to have not informed Patient A’s GP of the medication she had prescribed. Dr Webberley is alleged to have not...

MPTS Hearing Day 4-5

MPTS Hearing Day 4-5

Professor Gary Butler, witness for the GMC, admitted during cross-examination on day 4, that there is no qualification pathway and no formal qualifications for treating patients with gender dysphoria. One of the allegations against Dr Webberley is that she claimed to...

MPTS Hearing Day 1-3

MPTS Hearing Day 1-3

Stage 1: Procedural discussions Stage 2: The GMC to make out their case on each point claimed and the tribunal will then decide which are substantial enough to be a case to answer. Dr Webberley only has to answer the ones which have been deemed substantial enough....

MPTS Hearing – Blog Posts

Background reading.

Who are the GMC Witnesses?

Who are the GMC Witnesses?

Since late July 2021, Dr Helen Webberley - founder of GenderGP and tireless advocate for transgender healthcare - has been the subject of a hearing with the MPTS, following a four year investigation by the GMC into her work with the trans community. She is accused of...

Regulation

Regulation

What do HIW do? 'We regulate and inspect NHS services and independent healthcare providers in Wales against a range of standards, policies, guidance and regulations to highlight areas requiring improvement.' Our purpose 'To check that people in Wales receive good...

GMC Investigation – overview

GMC Investigation – overview

I have provided healthcare and education in relation to gender diverse people for many years. Initially in my role as a doctor, working in specialised sexual health services in Worcestershire, then as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and latterly as a...

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Recommended Reading
Running commentary on the hearing from trans rights site Steph's Place
Blow by blow legal analysis from a solicitor