Apr 15, 2021

Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group

A new independent review group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England has announced. NHS England said its new processes were being introduced on an "Interim basis" while it awaits the outcome of a review into gender identity services. In such cases there would need to be "Full agreement" between the child, parent(s) and clinical team as well as support from the new review group. Treatment will not be withdrawn for existing patients until the review group's view is known or further consideration by the court. The same interim process will be used for new patients once the Tavistock clinic decides to resume making new referrals, NHS England said.

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