Dr Kirkland investigation found Great Ormond Street Hospital was not meeting standards of care for intersex children in 2017. Some patients who had been born with differences in their sexual development, and their families, had no access to psychological care. Not all children were being discussed in specialist experts teams before they had life changing, irreversible surgery. The health regulator, the CQC, said it would look at the BBC’s findings. The hospital said it was committed to working with seriously ill children.

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