Regional Gender Identity Services in Northern Ireland

20th December 2021

In 2019, the Department of Health asked the Health and Social Care Board to lead a review into Gender Identity Services in Northern Ireland, not including gender reassignment surgical services.

Listening events took place in late 2019 with voluntary and community sector groups and other interested stakeholders. In 2020, engagement continued with an online survey and two virtual engagement events to discuss objectives for a new service model.  In October 2020, the Health and Social Care Board asked the Patient and Client Council to independently recruit people with lived experience of gender identity issues onto the Regional Gender Identity Liaison Panel. The first meeting of the Panel took place in March 2021 and the views and experiences from Panel members have been invaluable in the progression of the pathway of care for people using Gender Identity Services within Northern Ireland.

The Patient and Client Council would like to invite representatives from organisations in the voluntary and community sector to an online engagement event to discuss progress to date in the Review and to further help shape the report which will be sent to the Department of Health. The event will give you the opportunity to hear about the work which has involved significant liaison with other Gender Identity services to explore best practice in order to consider the way forward locally.

Building on previous engagement we want to hear your views on the emerging findings.

In order to facilitate discussion we have to limit spaces. Please note that spaces are limited to a max of 2 people per organisation.

If you have any further queries, please contact Jane Reilly, or Tel:02895361705

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Date: 12th January
  • Time: 2-3.30pm