Gender Recognition: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct Clinical Commissioning Groups to fund the cost of prescribing products related to gender identity for transgender and non-binary patients to ensure compliance with the Equalities Act 2010 throughout the health service.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department is aware of some general practitioners who have declined to accept prescribing responsibility, but we are not aware of any clinical commissioning groups refusing to fund the drugs.

All National Health Service organisations are expected to comply with Public Sector Equalities Duties and the Equalities Act 2010.

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