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GenderGP service - has anyone used it ?

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PinkfluffySlippers63 Wed 18-Apr-18 07:56:13

Has anyone with a child who is interested in transitioning used the Gender GP service. My son will be waiting for another 12 months to be seen by the Tavistock clinic and I'm interested in seeing a specialist sooner rather than later. Thoughts ?

StarkStaring Sun 22-Apr-18 11:11:58

I can understand how the long wait must be frustrating. I would see if you could get some input from a clinical
psychologist while you wait. The Tavistock gives advice to professionals working with young people struggling with gender here:

http://gids.nhs.uk/professionals#main-content

PinkfluffySlippers63 Sun 22-Apr-18 20:47:37

Thanks StarkStaring.

RocketQueen80 Thu 28-Feb-19 10:57:10

Hey, I have been through the Tavistock route and it is useless. They are like dealing with inept uneducated people. They have no clue how to deal with trans children, they don't understand that not all children have dysphoria because we allowed them to transition early. I hope you are your child are ok. If you need more information I am happy to help.
I am currently using gendergp.

PencilsInSpace Fri 01-Mar-19 12:23:35

Gender GP is Helen Webberley's clinic, except she's been suspended by the GMC and has been prosecuted and heavily fined for running an illegal clinic and prescribing cross sex hormones to a 12 year old child.

Her husband is running it now and they're still not registered.

gendergp.co.uk/gendergp-is-working-with-regulators-to-achieve-registration/

RocketQueen80 Fri 01-Mar-19 13:58:44

That is absolutely incorrect and nothing short from a gossip printed in the daily rag. I suggest you inform yourself outside mainstream media.
Neither doctors are running anything illegally, they simply do not follow the outdated and dangerous protocol provided by GID. Tavistock has not good therapists and most of them are not trained properly but train on families. They don't know how to deal with young trans patients at all.

PencilsInSpace Fri 01-Mar-19 14:54:08

What is incorrect?

Helen Webberley has been suspended by the GMC. You can verify this by searching for her on the GMC website here: www.gmc-uk.org/

Searches on that site time out so I can't post a direct link to the results but you can put her details in yourself. For your convenience, please see attached screenshot.

Helen Webberley has been convicted of running a clinic illegally. Here is the statement from Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, who prosecuted her: hiw.org.uk/news/onlinegpprosecution?lang=en

The blog post linked above from their own website makes clear that Webberley's husband now runs the clinic and that they are still not registered. Also that the clinic could at any time be told to immediately cease practising.

The fact Webberley prescribed cross sex hormones to a 12 year old child is well documented, as are the reasons why this is a stupid, dangerous thing to do.

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002tw1/panorama-trans-kids-why-medicine-matters

I hope she gets permanently struck off and the clinic closed.

RocketQueen80 Fri 01-Mar-19 15:22:29

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Mrskeats Fri 01-Mar-19 15:24:47

Reported rocket. Who do you think you are?

TransGothGirl Tue 23-Jul-19 08:23:08

I use GenderGP myself because quite frankly the NHS is totally shit in terms of dealing with gender identity.

I’ve been on HRT for nearly 4 months and I’m feeling fantastic, I also got my doctor‘s surgery GP to sign a shared care form so then I didn’t have to pay for my hormones and I could get them on the NHS (I’m disabled as well).

It’s around £25 a month for HRT monitoring and I believe if memory serves it’s around £200 surcharge to get your foot in the door and then you just paying £50 every 3 to 6 months for a counselling session.

I got reimbursed £145 because I already had a counselling session before because I got my counselling Notes from the NHS released from my previous doctor’s surgery before I moved into where I’m living now.

Everything is done through email and phone so you don’t need to go anywhere aside from the hospital for at least regular blood testing after being put on HRT.

I hope this helps anybody if you would like any information or insight please feel free to reply, so AMA at this point.

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