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About our Cass Review news

Latest news on the Cass Review, providing comprehensive coverage of the final report and recommendations from Dr Hilary Cass' independent review of NHS gender identity services for children and young people in England.

The Cass Review, commissioned by NHS England, aimed to improve gender identity services for children and young people questioning their gender identity or experiencing gender dysphoria. The review sought to ensure a high standard of care that is safe, holistic, and effective.

In her final report, submitted to NHS England, Dr Cass outlined recommendations for a new clinical approach to care, available interventions, and the organisation of services across the country. The review found that the current evidence base is weak, and clinicians are unable to determine with certainty which children and young people will maintain an enduring trans identity. Dr Cass also emphasized the need for a comprehensive research programme to strengthen the evidence base underpinning care.

Key recommendations include expanding service capacity through a distributed model based in paediatric services, providing holistic assessments and individualised care plans, establishing separate pathways for pre-pubertal children and their families, and ensuring continuity of care for 17-25-year-olds. The review also recommends extreme caution when considering masculinising/feminising hormones for those under 18, with a clear clinical rationale and discussion at a national Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The Cass Review's findings have significant implications for the future of NHS gender identity services, as well as the ongoing societal debate surrounding the care and support of gender-diverse youth. The review's emphasis on a holistic, evidence-based approach to care reflects a shift from previous clinical practices and highlights the need for further research and innovation in this field.

Stay informed about the latest developments and reactions to the Cass Review's final report through our NewsNow feed, which provides up-to-date coverage from reliable sources. As NHS England considers the review's recommendations and their potential impact on gender identity services, this feed will keep you informed of the ongoing discussions and any changes to the provision of care for children and young people.


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