Expressing Gender Diversity- a lifestyle choice or a fundamental right? Issues of capacity and consent

Speaker: Dr Shaw
Date: 27/04/2022
Location: To be confirmed

Dr Michael Shaw is a Consultant who specialises in Gender Dysphoria, and Rehab and Recovery.

Dr Shaw completed his undergraduate training and pre-registration year in Yorkshire before moving to the Mersey Rotational Training scheme in Psychiatry in 1992. He took up a locum consultant post in New Zealand in 1997 for 18 months before returning to Merseyside to complete his senior training.

Dr Shaw moved from Merseyside to Northumberland in 2000 to take up a traditional sector consultant psychiatrist post in Ashington. He moved to Early Intervention in Psychosis in 2005 and oversaw the development of the service and my role within it. In April 2016 Dr Shaw embarked on a new direction as Consultant in Gender Dysphoria motivated to a large extent by his belief in social justice and health equality. As part of his role within NRGDS he offers training in gender dysphoria to other services within and external to NTW including to primary care.

Dr Shaw is active within the BMA, has chaired the Trust Local Negotiating Committee for several years and sits on the North East Regional Council of the BMA. He has previously sat as a medical member on social security appeal tribunals.

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