Long waits for Transgender NHS appointments 'putting lives at risk' Transgender campaigners are warning that lives are being put at risk, as people are being left waiting months or even years for the earliest stages of treatment to help them undergo gender reassignment on the NHS.
In most cases, people seeking hormone treatments or surgery must be seen by one of the country's seven Gender Identity Clinics.
Three years ago, an ITV News investigation found that there were 4000 adults on the waiting list at GICs across the country, with an average wait of 8 months.
In 2018, people are facing waits of up to two years at the most in-demand clinics. ITV News