Gender Recognition: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to prevent the illegal supply of puberty-blocking drugs to British children and adolescents by Dr Helena Webberley, who was recently suspended from the Medical Register by the General Medical Council and who is advertising services from Spain.

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It is unacceptable if patients are being put at risk by a service that deliberately places itself beyond the jurisdiction of United Kingdom regulators.

The Department is working closely with the Care Quality Commission and relevant professional regulators to explore how it can close the loopholes that allow a small number of online organisations to operate without the necessary oversight.

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