Safe Haven – Cornwall Welcomes The London Transgender Clinic – Saturday 4th April
Regrettably, as a result of the coronavirus restrictions, we are NOT now going ahead with either The Safe Haven Welcomes The London Transgender Clinic event on the afternoon of Saturday 4thApril nor the next Event Weekend, Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th April. We will be talking to The London Transgender Clinic as soon as possible to try to reschedule their visit and we will update further as soon as an agreement has been reached.
Last year we had a very successful, and well attended day when we hosted the first ever Roadshow by Gender GP. This year we have organised another day, again free of charge, this time with The London Transgender Clinic, on Saturday 4th April, at 14:00 (note the revised time – previously 14:30), the first ever to be held anywhere in conjunction with the Clinic.
The Clinic provides support and surgical procedures for gender re-assignment, breast, facial and other cosmetic surgery. The Clinic was featured in ITV’s 3-part documentary “Transformation Street” which followed gender variant clients through their surgical procedures conducted by Mr Christopher Inglefield, a renowned surgeon in this field. “Transformation Street” is still available to be viewed on YouTube etc.
The day will feature both Mr Christopher Inglefield BSc FRCS (Plast), LTC’s Specialist Transgender Surgeon, Mary Burke RN, Senior Nurse Prescriber, and Nicole Scavuzzo – Patient and Social Media Coordinator. The day will be an opportunity to find out more and ask any questions whatsoever in relation to the whole transition process. The objective is to try to clarify some of the myths, mis-understandings, uncertainty etc. re people’s rights in this area, along with providing further details on the types of surgery available.
Information on The London Transgender Clinic is available on their website at https://www.thelondontransgenderclinic.uk/
This Event is incorporated into our regular Event Weekend for April. Why not join us for the whole weekend, or stay to join our Social Saturday Event in the evening when entertainment will be provided by Stevie D https://www.facebook.com/stevied.soloartist and one of our regular DJs, Nicole Stone.
As attendance at the event is being restricted to a maximum of 80 and no-one will be admitted if they have not pre-booked. Please note that it is a requirement that anyone under the age of 18 wishing to attend must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
If you wish to book, log questions to be discussed as part of the session or ask further questions about the day itself, accommodation etc. please contact Paula Swarbrick, either via FB messenger, or phone / text message on 07916 172003
Mr Christopher Inglefield – Specialist Transgender Surgeon
Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985. After attaining his Medical Degree he went on to complete his specialist surgical training in the UK passing the examinations for admission as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990.
Mr. Inglefield became passionate about plastic surgery and after 6 years of developing his specialist skills and experience passed the intercollegiate specialist examination (in Plastic Surgery) and was awarded the FRCS(Plast) in 1997. This confirmed his expertise in all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery and he was admitted on the Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council.
He then went on to develop his interest in Transgender Care from 1998 during which time he gained valuable experience working with renowned gender surgeon James Dalrymple, Senior Gender Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, London. Together with Mr Dalrymple, Mr Inglefield gained extensive experience in Primary Male to Female Surgery, complex Revision Gender Surgery and Genital Revision Surgery with patients soon being referred from all over the world for his expertise.
As a highly experienced Specialist Transgender Surgeon, Mr Inglefield has developed areas of specialist interest including Gender Confirmation Surgery, Body and Facial Feminisation Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hair Line Lowering, Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty and Non-Surgical Nose Job, Fat Grafting and Body Shaping.
To ensure the service that he offers his patients is constantly evolving to embrace the latest technological and surgical developments Mr. Inglefield constantly attends and is asked to speak at many national and international conferences and workshops. Mr. Inglefield has also written several papers and contributed to many specialist books and journals within the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the UK Association of Aesthetic Surgeons, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) and the Royal Society of Medicine – Plastic Surgery.
Mr. Inglefield has appeared on numerous occasions for television and radio programmes including Botched Up Bodies, BodyShockers, Radio 5 Live, NBC and Granada. In addition, he has been interviewed and quoted a number of times in national newspapers and magazines, such as The Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail and Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, among others.
Mr. Inglefield and his team are committed to offering the most up to date and innovative treatments and procedures and the highest standard of care in a stress free and caring environment. He is admired by both his peers as well as his patients.
Mary Burke – Senior Nurse Prescriber
Mary Burke has worked at The London Transgender Clinic since it was established in 2017. She is our Director of Clinical Services and Senior Nurse Prescriber, leading our hormone therapy department.
Mary qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1986, a Midwife in 1988 and a Family Planning Nurse in 1993. She also studied Acupuncture and qualified as an Acupuncturist from The British College of Acupuncture in 1992. Mary has worked in the NHS and privately for over twenty-five years accumulating an extensive knowledge base working for many years in general practice and women’s health.
Mary returned to university in 2008 to study at degree level attaining her Independent Prescribing qualification so that she could work autonomously, allowing her to extend her scope of practice. In 2014, Mary became the first nurse in the UK to study with Dr Marion Gluck to achieve her accreditation in bio-identical hormone therapy.
Having worked with transgender individuals for 10 years prior to the launch of The London Transgender Clinic, alongside Mr Christopher Inglefield, Specialist Transgender Surgeon she realised the extensive overlap between hormones prescribed for the andropause and menopause with transgender hormone therapy and thus began studying and prescribing for transgender patients under the guidance of Mr Christopher Inglefield.
Mary now works alongside a varied multidisciplinary team that includes gender specialist psychiatrists, psychologists and endocrinologists to provide a comprehensive, compassionate and supportive care package for all ou
r transgender and non-binary patients from the first consult, through to hormone therapy and surgery.
Mary is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) and the British Menopause society. She regularly attends conferences to keep up to date with changing policies and practice, and to share her own work with others.
Nicole Scavuzzo – Patient and Social Media Coordinator
Nicole Scavuzzo is an employee turned patient of The London Transgender Clinic. While she manages LTC’s social media platforms, she has also been medically transitioning with LTC.
Nicole believes in the incredible power of the internet as a way for marginalised and questioning LGBTQ+ members to learn about themselves and feel validated. As a trans person who has gone through surgery, she wants to show the incredible job LTC is doing in helping trans individuals alleviate their dysphoria through their surgical journey and beyond. Her goal within the clinic is to build a community online and celebrate every trans experience as powerful and inspirational, while also taking her own personal steps to true self.