Gender identity services: GPhC publishes new resource for pharmacy professionals

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has produced a new resource to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are providing pharmacy services to
children and young people with gender incongruence or dysphoria.

It emphasises that pharmacy teams providing such services need to adhere to the standard process of clinical assessment and care provision they have been trained
to take as healthcare professionals.

The starting point is that pharmacy professionals must provide compassionate, inclusive and person-centred care, within the current relevant legal and regulatory
context.

“It’s essential that all patients have access to appropriate, high-quality and respectful healthcare, free from discrimination or bias,” the GPhC noted.