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Topics related to gender identity – and issues that are relevant to many trans people’s lives – have thankfully been receiving greater attention in the UK in recent years. This includes increasing interest in our service and what we do.

We welcome media enquiries about our work. Please contact our Trust’s dedicated press office who will be happy to help.


21 April 2022

A ban on conversion therapy should include protections for trans people

On 31 March the Government announced that the proposed ban on conversion therapy will not cover trans conversion therapy. We are disappointed at this decision. At the Tavistock and Portman we believe that talking therapy that has the intention of changing either someone’s sexuality or their gender identity should not be allowed, and should be […]

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17 September 2021

Successful appeal in GIDS Judicial Review

This afternoon, the Court of Appeal’s ruling in relation to the Trust’s appeal on the GIDS Judicial Review has been made public. You can read it in full on the Judiciary website. The appeal was heard in June by some of the most senior judges in the country. We are pleased that the Trust’s appeal has […]

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26 March 2021

The legal position on parental consent for puberty suppressing treatment in cases of gender dysphoria, 26 March 2021

The High Court has this morning (Friday 26 March 2021) handed down a judgment that confirms parents can consent on behalf of their child for hormone treatment to suppress puberty. Read the judgment on the Judiciary.uk website. The judgment relates to a private court application brought by the parents of a child with gender dysphoria. […]

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2 February 2021

Early Intervention Study shows puberty blockers are a well-received intervention in carefully selected patients

Starting in 2011, the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock undertook the Early Intervention Study to provide a research framework to the lowering of the age at which young people could access puberty blockers from 16 to 12. Today, a peer-reviewed paper published in PLOS one, describes the medical, psychological and social outcomes for young […]

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20 January 2021

Statement in response to the January 2021 CQC report on GIDS

In 2016 the CQC rated our Gender Identity Development Service as Good, but following its inspection in October, it has now rated the service ‘inadequate’. A spokesperson said: “We take the CQC’s report very seriously and would like to say sorry to patients for the length of time they are waiting to be seen, which […]

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