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FOI 2023 110 - Departmental Gender Critical Discussion Channels


Information Requested:

I am researching how embedded gender critical discourse is within the UK government. The Cabinet Office have informed me about the situation there, but they have also advised me that I would need to contact each department or agency individually in order to learn the situation there because nobody has this information centrally.  

Could you please tell me if your agency hosts any communications channels dedicated to gender critical people or the SEEN network. These might be on Teams, Yammer, Slack, etc. Thank you for your help.


Information provided for the answer:


Thank you for your recent request dated 20th July 2023.

We don’t have a Sex Equality and Equity Network (SEEN) network within Public Health Wales or any communications channels dedicated to gender critical people hosted by Public Health Wales.

As an organisation Public Health Wales have no jurisdiction over the activities of other NHS Trusts/Health boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce. If you require this information you will need to contact the health boards and other Welsh NHS Trusts individually.

have provided contact details for them below.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board

Digital Health and Care Wales

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NHS Shared Services Partnership

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Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
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