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It’s been a busy few weeks, as you can probably imagine, but we’re as positive and committed as ever here at GenderGP. News of Dr Mike’s interim suspension caused some concern among members of our community but please rest assured that you are in safe hands. We guessed this might be coming so we took necessary steps to secure your continuity of care. You can read all about it here. We are all very excited about the next chapter.

The UK has a long and successful working relationship with European doctors and nurses who have provided a very welcome extra pairs of hands when our own NHS services have been under-staffed. With an atmosphere of real fear amongst UK doctors, which prevents them from risking their registration if they provide gender-affirming care to trans people, we also looked to this source of expertise as an obvious choice to find compassionate medical help. Read more

Sign our petition

We are absolutely delighted to be able to tell you that our petition for improved interim care for trans patients has passed the 11,500 mark! It is now more important than ever for those who have the power to make change happen to start the ball rolling. The trans community deserves better!  If you haven’t already done so, please sign and share! We understand there has been some suggestion that a donation is required. This is not the case. Any suggested donation is entirely linked to policies and has nothing to do with GenderGP.

Sign our petition here!

GenderGP goes on the Road

Next month sees GenderGP visit Safe Haven in Cornwall for our first ever roadshow! This is a chance for people in the South West to meet some members of the team, find out about how the service works and ask questions. If you would like to come along to our free event please email. We will be visiting a town near you over the coming months so watch this space for more info.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

What the Trans?

Dr Helen was a guest on the What the Trans Podcast this week, where she spoke about Dr Mike’s suspension and how, thanks to a little forward planning, GenderGP will continue to provide care for the trans community.


Caster Semenya Verdict
In other news, Dr Helen talked to iNews about the Caster Semenya verdict and why discriminating against the athlete for being at a genetic advantage is no different to penalising basketball players for being tall, or swimmers with long arms and large feet.

Your Stories - Stella

This month we hear from Stella, who talks us through what it’s like to be in the midst of transitioning. She shares her story in the hope that might resonate with others in her position, read here.

My trans journey on the NHS: May

This last month has been full of ups and downs, trying to figure out what has changed, what am I achieving and what I want. I say this because I am being asked about surgery at the GIC in Sheffield.

Marianne continues to share her journey here.

As always we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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