Please note: Since March 2023, the waiting list and all new referrals for gender services for young people are being held by Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (Arden & GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England.

If you want up to date info about referral numbers and those on the waiting list, please contact

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Referrals to GIDS, financial years 2010-11 to 2021-22

Generated on 7 June 2022 by our electronic patient record system. Correct at the time of generation, but subject to change in future. Includes referrals that were not accepted by the service.

Please note: Numbers up to July 2021 include all referrals, plus rejected referrals.
Numbers for referrals starting July 2021 in this table only include those referred to GIDS from CAMHS and paediatric services, plus rejected referrals.
From July 2021, referrals from General Practitioners and other non-CAMHS/paediatric referrers were handled by NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit’s referral management service.
Please contact NHS England for figures around those referred to NHS Arden & GEM.

Total referrals, 2010-11 to 2021-22

Financial year Referrals
2011-12 210
2012-13 311
2013-14 471
2014-15 691
2015-16 1409
2016-17 1981
2017-18 2564
2018-19 2752
2019-20 2750
2020-21 2401
2021-22 3585

graph showing the data in the above table - referrals to GIDS 2010-11 to 2021-22