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How to find an NHS gender dysphoria clinic

Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria.

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.

A GP or another health professional can refer you directly to one of the 8 GDCs. You do not need an assessment by a mental health service first. Neither does the GP need prior approval from their integrated care board (ICB). 

The websites of the clinics listed on this page also have useful information for you to think about before you see a GP. 

Gender dysphoria clinics in London and the southeast

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Gender Dysphoria Clinic for Adults

Lief House
3 Sumpter House
Finchley Road

Phone: 020 8938 7590


The GDC website has an overview of information useful for anyone with gender identity needs, not just those in the area.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and young people

The Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane

Phone: 020 8938 2030


GIDS also has a clinic in Leeds, which is for people from northern regions of England:

8 Park Square

Phone: 0113 247 1955

The Gender Identity Development Service website includes information about the services they offer young people (up to the age of 18). They help those who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity, and their families.

Gender dysphoria clinics in the north

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Gender Dysphoria Service

Porterbrook Clinic
Michael Carlisle Centre
75 Osborne Road
S11 9BF

Phone: 0114 271 6671


The Sheffield clinic's website includes information about referrals, clinic opening hours and links to eligibility criteria.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Gender Dysphoria Service

Management Suite
1st Floor
The Newsam Centre
Seacroft Hospital
York Road
LS14 6WB

Phone: 0113 855 6346


The Leeds clinic's website covers referrals, commonly used medicines and information on the clinic's Gender Outreach workers.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service

Benfield House
Walkergate Park
Benfield Road

Phone: 0191 287 6130


The Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service website has a range of leaflets, including information about referral, hormones and support groups.

Gender dysphoria clinics in the Midlands

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Gender Dysphoria Clinic

Danetre Hospital
H Block
London Road
NN11 4DY

Phone: 03000 272858


Visit the Northampton clinic's website for more information about how to get a referral and the role of the GP.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

12 Broad Street

Phone: 0115 876 0160


Visit The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health website for more information about how to get a referral.

Gender dysphoria clinics in the southwest

Devon Partnership NHS Trust West of England Specialist Gender Dysphoria Clinic

The Laurels
11-15 Dix's Field

Phone: 01392 677 077


The Laurels' website has information about the types of services on offer and the help available during transition.

New gender dysphoria services in 2020

In 2020 new NHS gender dysphoria services for adults will open in Greater Manchester, London and Merseyside.

These services will be delivered by healthcare professionals with specialist skills and based in local NHS areas, such as sexual health services. Full details will be available once each service is opened.

Initially, access to these services will be available to people who are already on a waiting list to be seen at one of the established gender dysphoria clinics.

NHS England will assess how useful these new pilot services are.

Page last reviewed: 13 May 2020
Next review due: 13 May 2023