HEALTH SECRETARY PLANS TO BRING BACK ‘SEX-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE’ TO NHS Women’s rights being increasingly sidelined
Transgender women will be banned from being treated in female hospital wards in England, under new proposals suggested by the health secretary.
In his conference speech, Steve Barclay will reportedly announce plans to push back against what he calls “wokery” in the NHS, which he says has led to women’s rights being increasingly sidelined.
Speaking to reporters, Mr Barclay said: “We need a common-sense approach to sex and equality issues in the NHS. That is why I am announcing proposals for clearer rights for patients.”
He added “sex-specific language” has also been “restored” to health advice pages about cervical and ovarian cancer and the menopause.
“It is vital that women’s voices are heard in the NHS and the privacy, dignity and safety of all patients are protected,” he said.
A source close to Mr Barclay reported that the Minister was “fed up with this agenda and the damage it’s causing, with language like ‘chestfeeding’, talking about pregnant ‘people’ rather than women”.