According to local Healthwatch, a high proportion of people in England waiting for gender reassignment are subject to long delays for consultation and surgery. We have written to NHS England outlining our recommendations for resolving this issue and calling on them to resolve our key concerns.
We have had formal correspondence back from Richard Jeavons, Director of Specialised Commissioning at NHS England, to outline the ways in which NHS England plan to address some of our concerns in the short-medium term.
We intend to continue our correspondence with NHS England to ensure that progress in the key areas of concern is made.
You can read our correspondence and NHS England responses below.