At the start of this week I sent out emails to those who had lodged cases on the TransDocFail survey that the GMC were interested in investigating.
It does appear that some people are intending to pursue this path, and equally that some of those same people are terrified by it.
However yesterday evening I received an email thanking me for mine, and explaining that the reason they weren’t going to pursue their case was because they didn’t want the press attention. The recent furore over trans pieces in the press had reinforced their view.
So, rather than a potentially abusive doctor being investigated (and, having re-read the allegation, it is definitely a story of abuse), the press scores another victory in its pursuit of the truth.
Or something like that.