Letter to the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital about the no-platforming of Helen Joyce

We’ve written to the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust asking him to apologise to the author and journalist Helen Joyce after she was no-platformed at a one-day conference for trainee NHS psychiatrists about the treatment of adolescents with gender dysphoria. Dr Joyce was due to speak on one of the panels, but was disinvited after transactivists who were due to appear at the conference threatened to withdraw if she was allowed to speak. Dr Joyce is the author of Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, a Sunday Times bestseller.

Below, you can read our original letter and the reply we received from Dr Anna Ferrant, Company Secretary for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Letter-to-GOSH-26.03.22

UPDATE: We received a reply from Dr Anna Ferrant, Company Secretary for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. You can read the full text of her letter below.

Response-to-Free-Speech-Union-SENT-100522