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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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19 January 2021

Permission granted to appeal High Court judgment on consent for puberty-blocking treatment

19 January 2021 On 1 December 2020 the High Court ruled that children and young people may not be able to consent to puberty-blocking treatment in cases of gender dysphoria. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which leads the national Gender Identity and Development Service (GIDS), has today (Monday 18 January) been granted permission by […]

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22 December 2020

Update on GIDS Judicial Review and timetable for clinical reviews, 22 December 2020

22 December 2020 The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, together with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has today sought permission to appeal the order of the Divisional Court handed down on 1 December in the case brought against us, Bell v Tavistock. In the meantime, we continue […]

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1 December 2020

Update on the Judicial Review, Tuesday 1 December 2020

1 December 2020 The Trust is disappointed by today’s judgment and we understand that the outcome is likely to cause anxiety for patients and their families. Our first duty is to our patients, particularly those currently receiving hormone blocking treatment and we are working with our partners, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds […]

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27 March 2020

COVID-19 update: How we are working and how to contact us

27 March 2020 We know that this is a really challenging and difficult time for young people attending GIDS or on the waiting list, as well as for your families. Although we have had to change the way we deliver our service, we are still working and will do our very best to support you […]

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28 February 2020

GIDS update – judicial review to proceed

28 February 2020 A judge has this week decided that the proposed judicial review of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) approach may proceed to a hearing. We welcome the opportunity this provides to talk about the service and to stand up for our dedicated staff who put the best interests of the young people […]

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