Newsnight has seen transcripts that show staff say they were discouraged from raising welfare concerns at England’s only NHS child gender clinic.
Leaked documents reveal that staff at England’s only children’s NHS gender clinic say concerns about patient welfare were shut down.
Clinicians reported worries that some patients were referred onto a gender transitioning pathway too quickly.
BBC Newsnight has seen transcripts of some staff interviews from a review into the Gender Identity Development Service.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the service, defended the review and its practices.
The review was published in spring 2019 after the Trust asked its medical director, Dr Dinesh Sinha, to investigate serious concerns about children’s welfare raised by staff in an internal report.
This investigation is by producer, Hannah Barnes, and reporter, Deborah Cohen.