Published 1st March 2023

Coroner concludes that serious failings in psychiatric care contributed to death of transgender woman Sophie Williams

Sophie had been waiting nearly five years for a first appointment at the Gender Identity Clinic. The Coroner recognised that the distress caused by excessive waiting times also contributed to her death.

The Coroner has also made a report to prevent future deaths to Barnet Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust, NHS England and the Tavistock requesting improvements to the provision of mental health support to trans patients.

Sophie’s partner Rupi Bond was represented by Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy.

Read the Prevention of Future Deaths report here.

Read the full press release here.


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