Gender Recognition: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th April 2022.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of NHS leaders at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool Women's Hospital, and others, (1) criticising, and (2) planning to ignore, the EHRC guidance on transgender women and access to female-only spaces.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No specific assessment has been made. NHS England’s guidance Delivering same-sex accommodation is currently under review. We are working with NHS England to ensure that the privacy, dignity and safety of all patients is protected. Any updated guidance will adhere to relevant equalities legislation.

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