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NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service (London)

How our service can help you

The NHS Children and Young People’s Gender Service (London) is a partnership between Evelina London Children’s Hospital (part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Together we are commissioned by NHS England to provide specialist gender-related care and support for children and young people. Our organisations exist to help children and young people with complex health needs. This important service will deliver quality care and support to children and young people.

Our service will carries out assessments with each child or young person we see. The service supports mental and physical health, including emotional, psychological and social aspects. 

Every child and young person we see will have a team of specialist health professionals, and together they will develop a personalised care plan. Families and/or carers will be involved and supported appropriately.

Our approach is to deliver the best possible care and advice for children and young people, in line with NHS guidance and informed by research.

About the service

The team delivering the service is made up of physical and mental health professionals, as well as occupational therapists, social workers, youth workers, family therapists, and speech and language therapists.

As with any specialist service, children and young people will continue to need support from local services, including GPs, other health and social care professionals, voluntary sector services and mental health teams.

Referral Information

Initially the service will focus on the safe transfer and care of children and young people who were under the care of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service, which was previously the only NHS provider of gender services for young people.

NHS England currently propose that this service is for children and young people between the ages of seven to 17 (up to their 18th birthday). Patients will be transferred across to new regional centres as soon as appointments become available. 

To make a referral to the service please visit NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit website or email them via or telephone them on 01522 857799.

Need urgent mental health support?

Contact your local crisis care service if you need urgent support. For residents of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark find out more on our crisis support page

If you live elsewhere in England more information is available on the NHS website

  • Service Borough Covers: National (Child and Adolescent services) Treatment type: Outpatient / day service
  • Contact the service

    Email: Phone Number: 01522 857799
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Children, young people, adolescents, CAMHS, gender, identity, trans
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