How We Are Addressing Gender Reassignment Issues

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde were the first NHS Board in Scotland to publish a Gender Reassignment Policy which sets out our commitment to ensure equality of access to services that are both appropriate and sensitive. We have the busiest transgender services in Scotland at the Sandyford Initiative and provide a number of specialist services that are recognised as being amongst the best in the UK. However, there are still barriers experienced by transgender people using mainstream NHS services. It is essential that frontline NHS staff do all they can to remove the stigma of gender reassignment and play their part in delivering services of the highest standard to transgender people. To this end, guidance has been issued to support staff in responding to queries from transgender service users.

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