General Medical Council: Sex Self ID by doctors

The General Medical Council allows doctors to change their recorded “gender” (which they record in place of sex) through a simple process of Self ID. Doctors who change their name and their recorded gender get a new GMC number.

Two separate register entries will appear on the medical register. One will be under your old name and gender status and another will be in your new name and gender status. Both entries have a different GMC reference number and there will be no link between them to protect your confidentiality.


There is no provision to ensure that patients who request a female doctor are able to get one.

(HT @lascapigliata)

The Royal College of General Practitioners in 2019 gave an  “Inspire award” to a doctor who, after self-identifying as a woman boasted of examining female patients without a chaperone.