I’m not doing a Black Friday sale guide, everyone else is. Instead I thought I’d post a bit about transition.
Back in December last year I went to my family doctor to see about getting reffered to the Gender Identity Clinic, I was told to expect a six month wait for my initial appointment Then in March I received confirmation of my referal. 10 months later and I still have heard nothing more so emailed to chase them up. This was the reply.
You are currently no.[xxx] on the waiting list. I can see we received your referral on 3rd December 2015. Unfortunately, we are currently running at a 12 month wait from referral to first appointment, therefore you are likely to be seen towards the end of this year/beginning of next year.
I know the local GIC doesn’t have waiting lists as long as other areas (some are up to 3 years) but I would like to get on with things!
Though it does look like things may not be plain sailing. The NHS has announced that they are cancelling the contracts of the current clinics and re-tendering for a new national provider which will be taking over during my treatment. I very much hope it won’t impact too much!
Also some good news is that my PC is working again after a very expensive repair, but that does mean that I won’t be buying too much new stuff for a while!