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.