GMC produced guidance for prescribing entitled ‘Guidance for doctors treating transgender patients ‘‘which appears to be undermining the principles of the GMC good medical practice .

GPC has made us aware of their concerns around shared care prescribing principles and issuing bridging prescriptions, and are in communication with the GMC.

The LMC has been invited to be part of ABUHB task group around this issue.

The advice at present is that the decision to prescribe must be down to individual clinical judgement that the treatment provided is within the GP’s personal competence.