The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are an independent regulator of health and social care in England. It is their job to make sure that health and social care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. They do this by inspecting and monitoring the care that services provide. They are developing new inspection guidelines to help inspectors look at whether good standards of care for trans people are embedded into general services.
CQC and LGBT Foundation are working together to gather information from trans and non-binary people about their experiences of care in order to help CQC improve the overall quality of care in England for trans people. This will also help prevent poor care and abuse happening to others in the future.
The workshop will be focusing on peoples experiences of the following services:
- Accessed NHS General Practice (GPs) for refferral to Specialist Gender Identity Services
- NHS Gynaecology Services
- NHS Speech & Language Therapy Services
There are 15 spaces available for this workshop.
Participants muct have had recent experience (from the last 5 years) of accessing at least one of the the services listed above. Participants must be able to participate and willing to share experiences in a group setting and listen to others.
Each participant will be given £30 highstreet vouchers as thanks for their time and participation.