British Association of Gender Identity Specialists

Current statements

6th October 2023

The British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) asserts the rights of all people who are eligible to receive healthcare in Britain, to do so without fear of discrimination and hatred. Recent attempts in British society to remove the access of gender diverse people to their equal right to healthcare appear to be solely in the pursuit of political gain. The BAGIS condemns the use of gender diverse people to further political careers and agendas.

We call on healthcare workers to continue to provide high quality care as is their duty and, almost without exception, also their desire. We offer our allegiance to our gender diverse service users, colleagues and friends in healthcare and our assurance that we see the harm that the recent political statements have caused. We call on politicians of all parties to seek to protect the human rights of gender diverse people and speak out against those who seek to spread transphobic bigotry and hate within our healthcare system.

The link to this statement is here BAGIS statement on equal access to healthcare

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BAGIS Meetings and Events



The BAGIS 2023 AGM was held at 14:45 on Friday 6th October 2023 at Chapter House Cardiff.

Papers for the AGM are posted here – note that you need to be logged on as a member to see them

BAGIS 8th Symposium

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

5th & 6th October 2023 

Lifespan Care

Thank you for making this year’s symposium such a success.  Don’t forget to fill in your feedback forms.  See you next year! Watch this space for details

Queries – BAGIS secretary.

BAGIS History and Mission Statement

The British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of promoting clinical research and the exchange of knowledge of gender dysphoria and transgender health. It is an association and network of healthcare professionals, from a wide range of disciplines, committed to promoting excellence in clinical practice, clinical research, training and education in the field of healthcare for trans and non-binary people. The Association encourages and fosters the highest standards of practice amongst its members, based upon the best available evidence, and advocates the adoption of similar standards amongst all health professionals in the British Isles.

The purposes of BAGIS are:

  • to establish a professional association to encourage the highest standards of practice, education, and research in the field of transgender health
  • to promote cooperation between health professionals, academics and allied professionals working in the field of transgender health throughout the British Isles
  • to promote excellence in transgender healthcare by disseminating scientific knowledge and evidence-based clinical practice through a peer network
  • to engage with trans and non-binary people in the promotion of excellence in transgender healthcare.