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

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 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 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). People on the waiting list will be transferred across to new regional centres as soon as appointments become available.

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

Need urgent mental health support?

Contact your local crisis care service if you need urgent support.

Contact Us

To ask a question about your appointment, please contact the service using the email address If you need to speak to someone about your appointment, please phone 01522 857799.