Reference 2016-536

REF:            2016-536

Subject:        Gender reassignment operations

 

Request:

I am seeking information about patients who have been referred for gender reassignment operations in your NHS Foundation Trust.

I am aware that some patients will be referred for hormone treatment. My questions relate specifically to those choosing to undergo surgery.

1)      Please state the number of patients who have undergone gender reassignment operations in the following financial years:

  1. i) 2010/2011
  2. ii) 2012/2013

iii)    2014/2015

  1. iv) 2015/2016

 

2)      Please state the number of patients currently on the waiting list for gender reassignment operations. Please also provide a breakdown of those on the waiting list for each year of:

  1. a) Patients who were born male who are transitioning to become female.
  2. b) Patients who were born female who are transitioning to become male.

 

Please provide information for the following financial years:

  1. i) 2010/2011
  2. ii) 2012/2013

iii)    2014/2015

  1. iv) 2015/2016

 

3)      Please state the average waiting time from first appointment to first operation for patients who have elected for gender reassignment surgery in the following financial years:

  1. i) 2010/2011
  2. ii) 2012/2013

iii)    2014/2015

  1. iv) 2015/2016

 

4)      Please state the five longest waiting times of those on the waiting list for a gender reassignment operation for:

  1. a) Patients who were born male who are transitioning to become female.
  2. b) Patients who were born female who are transitioning to become male.

 

Please provide information for the following financial years:

  1. i) 2010/2011
  2. ii) 2012/2013

iii)    2014/2015

  1. iv) 2015/2016

 

5)      Please state the overall numbers of operations for patients undergoing reassignment in the following financial years.

  1. i) 2010/2011
  2. ii) 2012/2013

iii)    2014/2015

  1. iv) 2015/2016

 

6)      Please state how many consultants/surgeons currently work for your trust who carry out gender reassignment operations or gender reassignment related surgery – and the type of surgery and operations they will carry out when doing gender reassignment operations.

 

Response:

We can confirm that gender reassignment procedures are not carried out by the Trust.