REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Gender Identity

Checked: 12-03-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 12-03-2019


Gender identity clinics are provided by the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust (used to be known as Charing Cross gender identity clinic) in London. This is the closet clinic available to referrers although others are available nationally (see GMC link below).

There is also local prescribing advice for gender identity on the BNSSG formulary website.

There is GMC Advice for doctors treating trans patients which has information about responsibilities as a doctor and links to policies, other gender identity clinics and educational resources.

Please note - Referrals for hair removal or any other cosmetic or other procedures must be via the gender identity clinic. Referrals outside of this pathway are liable to local funding criteria and are likely to be returned.


Click on the link for information on referral criteria and the referral form. A secondary care mental health assessment is no longer required prior to referral but please note that the referral form does request information about any history of physical and mental health problems including a drug and alcohol history and physical health assessment (height, weight, waist circumference, BP, pulse).

Referrals should be made directly (not via e-referral) to:

Gender Identity Clinic
179-183 Fulham Palace Road
W6 8QZ