News Roundup: 06.04.15

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UK news:

  • Lawyers Clifford Chance have submitted a report to the passport office for Christie Elan-Cane as part of per’s campaign for X passports. The firm is challenging the UK Government’s position on the basis of current UK human rights and equality legislation.
  • NHS England have launched a consultation on their gender identity services. Treatment for nonbinary people is explicitly mentioned in the draft documents, which is a huge improvement. However, there are still areas where nonbinary people are excluded or singled out for extra scrutiny. You can reply to the NHS until 23rd April.
  • There is a statement from the NHS (Imperial College NHS trust) on efforts to increase capcity for gender surgeries “We expect to reach agreement on a larger number of operations soon, which will enable us to recruit and train more surgeons to carry out this important surgical work, currently undertaken by a two-surgeon team. In the meantime, we have also agreed that we will transfer some of our longest waiting patients to the private sector, namely Parkside Hospital, to enable us to shorten the waiting time for surgery more quickly.”
  • There is also a consultation event for people living in NHS Highland and Grampian areas (Scotland) to discuss the information resources and expanded protocol details currently being worked on by the National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland.
  • Transgender day of visibility took place on 31st March

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