Gender Identity Services for Adults

Closed 16 Oct 2017

Opened 7 Jul 2017


Publications Gateway Reference: 06875

NHS England has launched a 12 week consultation on specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above). The consultation is open until 16 October 2017.

Through consultation we want to hear people’s views on two proposed service specifications: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions. The service specifications have been developed taking into account the outcome of engagement with the trans community and clinical experts and describe new proposals for how specialised gender identity services will be delivered in the future.

Before completing the survey, please refer to the consultation guide and read the two service specifications listed below.

Service specifications


During the consultation period we will be attending a range of community events including holding a workshop as part of the Sparkle Weekend on 8 July 2017.

There are three public workshops taking place which people are invited to take part in. These are:

We will be running webinars (virtual meetings) on the 4 and 5 September 2017. Register to join a webinar below:

Staying informed about the consultation

If you would like to stay informed about NHS England’s work on gender identity service, you can register as a stakeholder of the Gender Identity Clinical Reference Group.

If you have any questions or comments about the consultation, please get in touch


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