Statement on NHSE intention to develop Early Adopter gender identity services
28 Jul 2022, 1:31 p.m.
NHSE has today announced the next steps for improving and expanding services for children and young people experiencing gender incongruence and gender dysphoria. This includes establishing two Early Adopter services which will be led by specialist children’s hospitals.
One Early Adopter service will be based in London and will be led by a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust providing specialist mental health support. The other centre will be a partnership between Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The aim is for the Early Adopter services to be fully operational by Spring 2023.
The above providers of the Early Adopter Services will be working closely to develop the new services and have issued the following joint statement.
“We look forward to working together with our colleagues at NHS England and with other partners to develop Early Adopter services for children and young people experiencing gender incongruence and gender dysphoria.
“As leading providers of specialist health specialist mental health services for children and young people, we are all committed to developing future services that deliver an holistic approach, ensuring children and young people benefit from the range of specialist care they need and deserve.”
The full NHSE announcement can be viewed on the NHSE website.