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Welcome to our new look May newsletter!  

We have been incredibly busy at GenderGP over the past few weeks, working hard to streamline your experience with us. 
 
As you will be aware, at the end of April we trialled a new triage system as part of our newly refreshed, redesigned and reinvigorated GenderGP Appraisal Pathway. We are delighted to report that it has been a huge success and many of the challenges that we know were causing frustration, are well on the way to being resolved. 
 
In a bid to capitalise on this success we have streamlined our information gathering and sharing via the new GenderGP Appraisal Pathway section of the website.

We will no longer rely on traditional message exchanges, which can lead to delays in you getting what you need. Instead, our new Appraisal Pathway will enable you, the user, to truly take control. 
 
Simply click on the link that most applies to your situation and provide all of the information requested. A member of our specialist team will then review your details and ensure your request is processed as quickly and seamlessly as possible. 
 
We like to call it informed consent in action
 
Want to know what we mean by informed consent?

Read our latest blog post


While many of our service users prefer to manage their care independently, we know that some of our patients prefer a more hands-on approach. In response, we will be announcing the introduction of a number of brand-new services over the coming weeks so watch this space!
 
We look forward to helping you!
 
GenderGP x

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When Tom joined the team to manage our website two months ago he knew very little about the issues affecting the trans community - he’s come a long way in that time.

Read his story

Finding love as a trans person

When our head of therapies, Marianne, shared her 36 year love story with the Twittersphere she was overwhelmed by the response. Read some uplifting love stories from the trans community.

Read more

Understanding transition

GenderGP community member, Samantha Jane, shared her own personal take on transition, and how very rarely does what’s going on on the surface reflect what’s happening underneath.

Read her guest blog

Podcast special:
Facial Feminisation Surgery

As work continues on the updated WPATH Standards of Care, it is anticipated that the transformative role that Facial Feminisation Surgery can play in the lives of trans feminine individuals, will be given more prominence than ever before. In this three-part special, we explore all things FFS

Part one - The theory

with Alexandra Hamer

Read

Part two - The practice

with Dr Raul Bellinga

Read

Part three - The impact

with radio and TV presenter, Stephanie Hirst and her surgeon, Dr Simon

Read

Marianne update - May 2020

The subject of divorce and transition has been on my radar this month, inspired by a story I saw on Twitter, in which the trans status of one parent is being used against them in a custody battle.

Read more
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