How do I get referred to a gender clinic UK?

How do I get referred to a gender clinic UK?

If you’re an adult, you can ask your GP for a referral to a specialist gender service, and they should refer you directly without first referring you to a local mental health team. If you’re a young person, you can ask your GP for a referral to one of the specialist youth gender services.

How many NHS gender identity clinics are there in the UK?

England. There are seven adult Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) in England available. Patient’s have the right to choose which of the clinics they are referred to, no matter where they live (Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14).

Can you self refer to a gender clinic?

In June 2019, the NHS protocols governing referrals to Gender Identity Clinics were updated to include the following: ‘Individuals may self-refer should they choose to do so. Providers will respect the right of an individual to self-refer.

How much does gender reassignment cost in UK?

Changing sex isn’t cheap. The cost of gender reassignment is £19,236 per patient, including support as well as surgery. The total cost to the NHS in England last year was £17.13 million and this year the budget has been increased to £22.72 million.

Where are the gender identity clinics in England?

The eight NHS gender identity clinics in England are based at the following locations: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Gender Identity Clinic for Adults The GIC website has an overview of information useful for anyone with gender identity needs, not just those in the area.

Where can I see a doctor for gender identity?

Current NHS appointment ; Adult Gender Identity Clinic at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London. Guidance and medical support for all stages of the transition pathway with respect for all aspects of identity.

Are there any gender dysphoria clinics in the UK?

Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender dysphoria clinics (GDCs). All NHS GDCs are commissioned by NHS England, who set the service specifications for how they work.

When did the transgender clinic in London open?

I established The London Transgender Clinic in 2015 in response to a noticeable increase in enquires from transgender and non-binary patients. Many of these patients were unable to access quality and timely care from the overwhelmed NHS gender services, resulting in high levels of anxiety and stress with suicide and self-harm a major risk.