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Gender Identity Disorder

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what choices of provider are available for those referred for assessment, counselling and treatment for gender dysphoria and related gender role anxieties and conditions; whether the national waiting list targets apply to such referrals; and if he will make a statement. (150252)

The main national health service centre providing specialist care for gender dysphoria and related gender role anxieties and conditions for adults in England is at Charing Cross hospital in London. There are smaller services in Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and Bristol.

The 18-week target for the maximum wait from general practitioner referral to first appointment with a consultant applies to all clinical conditions.

The Government remain committed to reducing waiting times for all patients in all specialties and to providing choice of provider wherever appropriate.