In some welcome news, it has been announced today that the General Medical Council (GMC) have dismissed a long-running case against Richard Curtis, a London-based doctor specialising in trans healthcare.
The case had been due to be heard next month, but the GMC have decided that it does not even warrant a hearing. The final case, before it was dismissed, had been reduced to two allegations failing to follow an older version of the WPATH Standards of Care that was out of date by the time of the complaint and two of providing “misleading” information when referring for surgery that may have been related to patients giving inaccurate information about when they updated their name.
This hopefully brings to an end a long-running campaign against doctors trying to provide progressive treatment in the best interest of trans people which started with the case against Dr Russell Reid nearly a decade ago.
Dr. Curtis’s full statement is below.
It is with much relief that I announce the conclusion of the GMC investigation which has now been in process for nearly four years.
In short the GMC have entirely dismissed the case. There was no Fitness to Practice hearing and no sanctions.
The conditions which were imposed over three years ago, as it turns out, inappropriately, will be removed when the process for that to occur is administered by the GMC and should be a formality.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for all those who have given their support during this very difficult time.
Dr Richard James Curtis