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Tavistock to face possible clinical negligence claims over gender identity service

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 12 August 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2016
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London is facing possible clinical negligence claims by former patients of its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents.

The law firm Pogust Goodhead hopes to bring a group action and has called for former patients of the service, which treats young people with gender dysphoria, to come forward.

GIDS is the sole service in England providing the treatment. Former staff have accused it of being too ready to prescribe puberty blocking hormones to young people who question their gender identity and are reluctant to consider other options.

After an interim report from an independent review by …

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