Tag Archives: TransDocFail

Speech to Lib Dem Conference 2015

Below is the text of the speech I gave on the main floor of the Lib Dem conference this morning, my first ever speech to any party political conference. Who knows, it may be my last as well. Conference, As a new member at my first ever party conference, can I not only thank people […]

TransDocFail Findings

It’s taken quite a while for me to find the time to go through the allegations of medical abuse logged in the UK’s TransDocFail survey. The preliminary findings are, at last, here – TransDocFail Findings. In reading them, it’s important to realise that the “survey” was never intended to provide quantitative analysis. Instead, it was […]

2013 – Where are we at?

It was pretty much a year ago that the Fleet Street week of shame commenced.  It started with David Batty’s expose that Dr Richard Curtis was being investigated by the GMC – something that quite a few folk had known about for 18 months, and a report that raised questions about “balance” and “trans being […]

Guardians of Something or Other

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 […]

Vigil

Monday’s vigil seemed to come from nowhere.  It’s certainly nothing to do with Trans Media Watch.  It’s strongly positioned as a vigil of respect, not as a vigil of protest, for which I’m relieved.  I plan to be there, to show my respects to another trans person, harassed then monstered by a press who wouldn’t […]

Leveson – Filters and Failures

The Prime Minister today surprisingly pulled out of cross-party talks over implementation of the Leveson Report.  His resistance to statutory underpinning, unknown until Leveson actually reported, seems to have become core to his being. Stapling himself to cries of “freedom of the press” (which, as David Allen Green pointed out in his evidence to the […]

#TransDocFail Part 1

As I was walking out of the Trans Health Matters conference this afternoon, one doctor looked at me and asked “what are you doing to us, Helen?” I’d just delivered a presentation about the TransDocFail phenomenon (which was quickly pushed out of the news by the furore over Julie Burchill’s article) and had given a […]