Doctors are prejudiced against transgender patients, MPs say

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 14 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i252
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Transgender patients encounter prejudice and a lack of knowledge when they use NHS services in England, the first report on transgender equality produced by a UK parliamentary committee has found.1

The cross party parliamentary inquiry found that the NHS was letting down transgender people and failing in its legal duty under the Equality Act to ensure equal access to services. As an employer and a commissioner the NHS was failing to ensure zero tolerance of “transphobic” behaviour among staff and contractors. The committee also called for a root and branch review …

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