Adult Gender Identity Clinic

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The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) is the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. It accepts referrals from all over the UK for adults with issues related to gender; referrals for patients who are aged 17 years and older are accepted onto the waiting list. Patients will not be offered an appointment before their 18th birthday.

The multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, speech and language therapists, and nurses. They work together in order to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.

Eligibility criteria



  • people with psychosexual issues in the absence of gender identity concerns
  • people exclusively seeking breast augmentation, thyroid chondroplasty (tracheal shave) or cricothyroid approximation (vocal pitch) surgery (these interventions are no longer funded by NHS England Specialist Commissioning).

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

GPs are now able to refer to a Referral Assessment Service (RAS) via the electronic referral service.


Referral methods: Email

GPs can download and complete a referral form and post to:

Gender Identity Clinic
Lief House
3 Sumpter Close
Finchley Road


Adult Gender Identity Clinic

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Phone Number

t: 020 8938 7590


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Last updated: Oct 12th, 2021
Review date: May 5th, 2022