by Laura Donnelly, Telegraph:
Record demand for help from NHS gender identity clinics has seen waiting times reach more than two years , an investigation has found.
Services said an “unprecedented rise in referrals” meant the time to see a specialist had doubled within a year at Britain’s main centre.
The figures show more than 5,700 people waiting for a first appointment at Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust, an all-time high. Less than a year ago, its average waiting time was just over 12 months.
But the trust said its adult gender identity clinic is now seeing patients referred to them for a first appointment back in August 2017.