Leanne Wilkinson is a volunteer with Healthwatch Devon. To help publicise and explain the problems, Leanne told her story in the Guardian newspaper. She also attended a national symposium with Healthwatch England and NHS England to start tackling the issues.
Healthwatch Devon is keen to support their umbrella organisation, Healthwatch England, and their volunteer, Leanne, at the transgender and non binary people workshop being held on the 3rd of December by NHS England. To do this Healthwatch Devon is working with Healthwatch Torbay and Healthwatch Plymouth to get as many people as possible to respond to the survey below.
The national workshop will be attended by individuals from the trans and non-binary community, voluntary groups, clinicians and commissioners. Also in early 2016 there is a national symposium that will be attended by a wider range of national organisations with responsibilities for regulation, professional standards, workforce development and quality assurance.
The views and opinions that are gathered in the survey below will be formed into a report and shared with these groups at a national level.