"Nottingham gender clinic"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Gender dysphoria services

(as the patient),

I am SERIOUSLY unhappy & disappointed in the waiting time to even get a first appointment at the nottingham gender clinic, I have been waiting almost a year & have been told it will likely be another 6-8 before I hear anything back .... I think this is disgusting I feel like my life is & has been on hold for the past few years due to the lack of help & assistance towards trans people in this area of the country I have many friends who have not been openly living as trans for more than 5 minutes & yet because they live in more built up area they get assitance & what they need much quicker than me, its wrong! !

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Response from Angie Jackson, Interim Community Service Manager, Mental Health Services for Older People, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

I am sorry that you are experiencing a significant wait for our services.

The demand for this service far exceeds our capacity and we are working with both Notts Healthcare Trust and the comissioners NHS England to improve access to the service by increasing our resources.

I cannot comment on how other services manage their waiting lists, but patients referred to Nottingham are seen in chronological order regardless of where they live.

if you feel distressed while you are waiting then please do go and see your GP who may be able to offer you some further support.

Kind Regards:
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