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Increase funding for NHS transgender services

Submitted by Ejae Jones on Thursday 28th January 2021

Published on Thursday 4th February 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 4th August 2021

Current Signatures: 10,183
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Increase funding for NHS transgender services

Petition Details

Currently in England trans people are regularly having to choose between waiting years to get the treatment that they need through the NHS, and paying upwards of £8000-10000 to go privately. This is unacceptable and can cause of exacerbate mental health issues.

Additional Information

The waiting times for some gender clinics range from 24 months at the low end to 60 months at the top end. This is completely horrendous, as things such as hormone treatment and surgery are literally life-saving procedures for many. Funding for infrastructure needs to be put in place to support transgender people looking to transition through the NHS and shorten these wait times. Many cannot afford to pay £8000-£10000 to go privately and should not be forced to.

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