I’ve got a transguy who says none of the GPs in his area are willing to take on the Shared Care from the GIC any longer. Apparently the guy’s current GP doesn’t want to take on the “liability” of the injections or blood work, and have been told by two practice managers in the area that they do not want to take on the additional cost either. He says he’s filed multiple complaints but as this falls under “specialist” practice, they are legally allowed to deny these services.

All this makes me wonder, why did he seek/was he offered Shared Care in the first place – what is the advantage or necessity, compared to the traditional route of GP->GIC referrals?