29.05.2024

Outrage over ‘insane’ patient registration form

A GP surgery today faced fierce backlash over its registration form — which means parents are asked if their newborns are trans or non-binary. The practice in also offers parents the choice of registering their baby’s gender as ‘other’ or ‘not stated’.

Woodgate Valley Health Centre insisted the form is used by new patients of all ages wishing to register, not just newborns.

MailOnline understands the form is not part of national policy.

Instead each surgery can decide to add extra gender options to their forms.

The practice in Birmingham also offers parents the choice of registering their baby’s gender as ‘other’ or ‘not stated’. Woodgate Valley Health Centre (pictured) insisted the form is used by new patients of all ages wishing to register, not just newborns

The practice in Birmingham also offers parents the choice of registering their baby's gender as 'other' or 'not stated'. Woodgate Valley Health Centre (pictured) insisted the form is used by new patients of all ages wishing to register, not just newborns

Taking to Twitter, a woman attached a screenshot of the registration form a friend, who had recently given birth, was faced with. Under its gender options, the surgery offers ‘male (including trans man)’, ‘female (including trans woman)’, ‘non-binary’, ‘other (not listed)’ or ‘not stated’

Taking to Twitter, one woman attached a screenshot of the registration form a friend, who had recently given birth, was faced with.

Taking to Twitter, a woman attached a screenshot of the registration form a friend, who had recently given birth, was faced with. Under its gender options, the surgery offers 'male (including trans man)', 'female (including trans woman)', 'non-binary', 'other (not listed)' or 'not stated'

Under its gender options, the surgery offers ‘male (including trans man)’, ‘female (including trans woman)’, ‘non-binary’, ‘other (not listed)’ or ‘not stated’.

The post sparked backlash among social media users, with one claiming ‘that’s insane’.

Another labelled the move ‘beyond out of control’.

A third user commented: ‘How on earth can a baby express any opinion on their «gender identity»?’

One account also slammed NHS England for ‘disgraceful gaslighting’. They added: ‘More gaslighting and nowhere for us women to have our own sex category.’

The Twitter post sparked backlash among social media users with one claiming the registration form was 'insane'

The Twitter post sparked backlash among social media users with one claiming the registration form was ‘insane’

A third user commented: 'How on earth can a baby express any opinion on their "gender identity"?'

A third user commented: ‘How on earth can a baby express any opinion on their «gender identity»?’

Woke language changes have engulfed NHS communications in recent months. Some of these above examples have been taken from national NHS communications while others are used by individual hospitals

Woke language changes have engulfed NHS communications in recent months. Some of these above examples have been taken from national NHS communications while others are used by individual hospitals

In a new crackdown on 'harmful terminology' in science, earlier this year members of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Language Project - founded by scientists in the US and Canada - also published a list of the 'top 24 harmful terms' used in science. This includes replacing the term 'invasive' and 'male/female'

In a new crackdown on ‘harmful terminology’ in science, earlier this year members of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Language Project — founded by scientists in the US and Canada — also published a list of the ‘top 24 harmful terms’ used in science. This includes replacing the term ‘invasive’ and ‘male/female’

Woodgate Valley Health Centre told The Sun the form is a ‘standard new patient registration form for any new patient’.

It ‘includes, but is not limited to, parents registering a newborn baby’, they added.

Woke language changes have engulfed NHS communications in recent months.

Earlier this year, health secretary Steve Barclay ordered an urgent investigation into new ‘inclusive’ guidelines that tell NHS staff to treat all patients as gender-neutral.

The 16-page document was produced by researchers who received a £164,964 government grant to study how clinicians could improve their communication with LGBT patients.

They presented their findings as ‘evidence-based guidance’ for them to follow.

But health experts have warned de-gendering medical advice could be dangerous as it over-complicates and obscures vital health messaging.

Last year, the health service also came under fire for removing the word ‘women’ from its advice pages on the menopause and ovarian and womb cancer.

In January, the former Government tsar on tackling violence against women, warned the NHS is ‘seriously compromised’ by gender ideology.

In a foreword to a new report by the Policy Exchange think-tank, Nimco Ali said its contents suggest the health service is ‘seriously compromised by an ideology that is diminishing the rights of women and girls’.

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