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Medical Reports

Guide To Supporting Patients Accessing Specialist Gender Identity Services

Section 5.2

GPs may be asked to write medical reports or provide other information for patients changing official documents. Patients applying for a GRC will need two reports: one from a registered medical practitioner in the field of gender dysphoria and a second report, which can come from a GP.

Where external agencies request medical reports (e.g. benefits agency, housing department) patient consent is essential before releasing information about the person’s trans status, as per the guidance on the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004. Medical reports can enable statutory services to get a full understanding of the person’s needs and circumstances. However, the fact that a person is accessing SGIS and undergoing gender transition may be relevant factors but may not. It is essential to discuss this with the patient in advance so that accurate and relevant information can be shared in a lawful way.

You can find sources of further information on the Medical Report Proforma for Gender Recognition in the table below.


Introduction Guide Home Page
Section 1.0 About This Guide
Section 1.1 Why This Guide Is Needed
Section 1.2 Current Context
Section 2.0 Developing Understanding About Trans People
Section 2.1 New Thinking About Gender
Section 2.2 About Trans Identities
Section 2.3 About Gender Pronouns
Section 3.0 High Quality Services for Trans People
Section 3.1 Getting It Right
Section 3.2 A Special Note on Children and Young People
Section 3.3 A Special Note on Screening: Screen for the Organs Present
Section 4.0 Understanding the Patient Groups
Section 4.1 Understanding Specialist Gender Identity Services
Section 4.2 The Approach to Treatment
Section 4.3 Treatment Protocols
Section 4.4 Available Treatments - Adults
Section 4.5 Available Treatments - Children and Young People
Section 4.6 The Role of the GP
Section 5.0 Changing NHS Records
Section 5.1 Information Sharing - The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Section 5.2 Medical Reports
Section 6.0 Supporting Patients
Section 6.1 Sources of Information and Support
Section 7.0 Glossary

Sources of Further Information on the Medical Report Proforma for Gender Recognition