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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2020, 11:10:14 am »
Good luck, Sarah, on your NHSGP retrieving and merging pertinent medical details soon. After a 10 week wait, my relevant details were merged accordingly onto the new NHS number

I recall your post, Davina, stating  that unlike Sarah and I, allocation of new NHS number happened quickly for you. Wishing you a Happy Christmas.

Hope to see you both in 2021 if you are ready.

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2020, 12:10:22 pm »
Hello again Pammie

I am pointing this out for the sake of UK Members:

My understanding is that when you inform your NHSGP of your Change of Name, it is customary for NHSGP to ask you to apply for a new NHS number. NHSGP despatches your application to "the centre". Of course as you say, you have the option of refusing application and allocation of a new NHS number and I respect that.
After allocation of new NHS number, NHSGP still retains in another private area access if desired to your previous NHS number and history.
However another office within NHS (eg a hospital) would not have such access/knowledge.
Just like with Sarah, there was a delay with allocation of my new NHS number. I had to wait 10 weeks for "the centre" to action and allocate.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Hope to see you in 2021 after Covid-19 Vaccinations.

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Well I didn’t get a new number and I was asked if I wanted a new one or not and I said not as I want the NHS to have my full medical history in one place


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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2020, 12:26:32 pm »
Well I didn’t get a new number and I was asked if I wanted a new one or not and I said not as I want the NHS to have my full medical history in one place


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I kept mine for exactly the same reason. Far less hassle, and the healthcare professionals can best do their job knowing my full medical history. X

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2020, 01:48:15 pm »
I kept mine for exactly the same reason. Far less hassle, and the healthcare professionals can best do their job knowing my full medical history. X

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Exactly so. I feel no need to hide or deny my past or that I am trans when it comes to the NHS


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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2020, 02:03:09 pm »
Pammie/Megan

So now I discover that this is another one of those things which depends on your NHSGP practice. Sarah and I not given a choice but thankfully you were both given the choice.

I am glad to see new NHS number is NOT mandatory and that you both chose to retain for a very wise reason as your state above.

Best wishes to you both and to Devlyn.

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2020, 02:08:32 pm »
Pammie/Megan

So now I discover that this is another one of those things which depends on your NHSGP practice. Sarah and I not given a choice but thankfully you were both given the choice.

I am glad to see new NHS number is NOT mandatory and that you both chose to retain for a very wise reason as your state above.

Best wishes to you both and to Devlyn.

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Pamela xx
Thanks Pamela - it is a great shame that there is such an inconsistency xx


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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2020, 02:33:50 pm »
Sorry to hear about your troubles with the system. Always tough fighting the system. Hang in there and keep plugging away.

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2020, 03:42:28 pm »
10 years ago I tried to get a GIC referral from my GP, but I was fobbed off by both him and many of the reception/admin staff for quite a long time, I was told i'd been referred, but this turned out to be untrue, this really put me off, made me feel like I had nowhere to go.
Eventually I spoke to someone who told was sympathetic, she actually called me back (off the record) on her mobile phone and told me to try moving to another GP surgery, she said that my GP was originally from Egypt and had very strong negative feelings about the LGBTQ community.
It had taken all my strength to walk into that place and talk about these issues, and I just couldn't face doing it again, not for many years.

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2020, 05:52:55 am »
And just another update...
A nice lady from the hospital called this morning... She explained once again the hospital computer system was not linked into the NHS one and apologised for all the issues this has caused me..
She then laid out 3 options that I could take with my records.. I could just have the name and gender changed on my regular record... but everyone in the hospital would see my old details too..
I could have a link added to a new record, which would pull up my old stuff.. only accessable to the person actually treating me..  or...
I could just have a new, clean record....

I chose to have the new record with the link... It is important that the doctors treating me know my past history but it also means that when I book in with reception for an appointment, my record just looks normal... as any other 50 year old womans...

So.. I am very happy with that.. and as I said, the lady was lovely, courteous and understanding. The solution offered is the best for me too...
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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2020, 06:07:15 am »
And just another update...
A nice lady from the hospital called this morning... She explained once again the hospital computer system was not linked into the NHS one and apologised for all the issues this has caused me..
She then laid out 3 options that I could take with my records.. I could just have the name and gender changed on my regular record... but everyone in the hospital would see my old details too..
I could have a link added to a new record, which would pull up my old stuff.. only accessable to the person actually treating me..  or...
I could just have a new, clean record....

I chose to have the new record with the link... It is important that the doctors treating me know my past history but it also means that when I book in with reception for an appointment, my record just looks normal... as any other 50 year old womans...

So.. I am very happy with that.. and as I said, the lady was lovely, courteous and understanding. The solution offered is the best for me too...
Excellent! Im really pleased for you xx


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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2020, 06:54:20 am »
And just another update...
A nice lady from the hospital called this morning... She explained once again the hospital computer system was not linked into the NHS one and apologised for all the issues this has caused me..
She then laid out 3 options that I could take with my records.. I could just have the name and gender changed on my regular record... but everyone in the hospital would see my old details too..
I could have a link added to a new record, which would pull up my old stuff.. only accessable to the person actually treating me..  or...
I could just have a new, clean record....

I chose to have the new record with the link... It is important that the doctors treating me know my past history but it also means that when I book in with reception for an appointment, my record just looks normal... as any other 50 year old womans...

So.. I am very happy with that.. and as I said, the lady was lovely, courteous and understanding. The solution offered is the best for me too...

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2020, 10:23:49 am »
And just another update...
A nice lady from the hospital called this morning... She explained once again the hospital computer system was not linked into the NHS one and apologised for all the issues this has caused me..
She then laid out 3 options that I could take with my records.. I could just have the name and gender changed on my regular record... but everyone in the hospital would see my old details too..
I could have a link added to a new record, which would pull up my old stuff.. only accessable to the person actually treating me..  or...
I could just have a new, clean record....

I chose to have the new record with the link... It is important that the doctors treating me know my past history but it also means that when I book in with reception for an appointment, my record just looks normal... as any other 50 year old womans...

So.. I am very happy with that.. and as I said, the lady was lovely, courteous and understanding. The solution offered is the best for me too...

Sarah
I am delighted to see that your very serious issue has now been resolved to your satisfaction and also that you have now been treated with the courtesy and understanding that you deserve and which really should happen in NHS as a matter of course.

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Pamela xx






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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2020, 12:46:36 pm »
Hi Sarah,

That is great news about getting that sorted out!

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2020, 07:07:22 pm »
Thanks everyone...
With the GP (and so the Welsh NHS system) being sorted... and now my English hospital... it does seem as if the things that should of been in place now are... I also realise that our specific medical needs are that of a minority and as such this whole thing with medical records is not an everyday occurrence..  I am glad there are systems in place already for this.. but would of been happier if they had all worked first time. Hopefully the next transgender patient to walk into my GPs surgery will face people more up to speed with the actual procedures...

And thank you Devlyn for your kind words.... And not only is my keyboard faulty, but they made huge mistakes on my driving licence and passport too!!!...  :icon_blink:  Sheez!!
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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2020, 12:00:54 pm »
Awesomeness everything worked out !

Happy New Year ! 🎉🍾🥂

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Re: I believe this is transphobia within the NHS
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2020, 12:15:20 pm »
Awesomeness everything worked out !

Happy New Year !
Seconded! Xx


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