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Gender Identity ClinicThe service is based at the Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre but is registered with the Care Quality Commission at Trust Headquarters, Fulwood House. The Porterbrook Clinic is one of the largest NHS clinics for the treatment of patients with psychosexual problems. The clinic works in partnership with the Department of Urology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The service is for people with concerns about their gender identity. We offer assessment, advice or help with gender transition. The service eligibility and selection criteria is available here: Gender Identity Service.
Operating hoursMonday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
How is the service accessed?Referrals are accepted from any commissioned NHS healthcare professional or provider. We will routinely liaise with the registered GP concerning the ongoing needs of service users. The Gender Identity Service receives a growing number of referrals each year and there are high demands on the service. The current waiting time for a first appointment is currently 85 weeks from the date we receive your referral. Please note that the waiting times do vary and we aim to update this webpage regularly.
AttendanceIf you cancel two consecutive appointments, or a number of intermittent appointments, or fail to attend an appointment, we will not offer any further appointments. This is in order to address our long waiting times and time wasted by unfilled appointments, which could be offered to other patients.
Frequently Asked QuestionsPlease click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Information for GPs
To enable us to accept a referral we require the information listed in this document provided to us in writing.The NHS England circular on primary care responsibilities in relation to the prescribing and monitoring of hormone therapy for patients undergoing or having undergone Gender Dysphoria treatments is available here.
Find RCGP training in Transgender medicine here.