Gender Identity Clinic

The 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 hours

Monday to Friday 9am-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.

As of 08 February 2018, the current longest wait for people still on the list from receipt of referral to assessment is 65 weeks. The average waiting time currently is 51 weeks if you are able to accept the first appointment offered by the service.

Please note that there are ongoing changes to the service following increased investment via NHS England to help the service meet increasing demand. We are hopeful that the wait that you experience for the service will be significantly less than that given above. The clinic is still in the process of recruiting new staff so it will take a while for these changes to come into effect.

Attendance

If 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 Questions

Please click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Information for GPs

To enable us to accept a referral we require a specific information in writing which is outlined in this letter.

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.

Prescribing Guidelines for GPs

These guidelines are to support GPs in the ongoing management of patients requiring life-long medication.

Helpful guidance on working with trans people

This guide is designed to give you a basic understanding of trans people and their needs, as well as tips on how you can best support them in your role and in the workplace. It will also point you to sources of further reading and information. Download the guide here.

Contact details

Gender Identity Service, Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF

Tel: (0114) 2716671

Fax: (0114) 2718693

Email the service

Business and Performance Manager: Katie Roee