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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 October 2022

Read and respond to the proposed interim specification for new gender services

NHS England has published a proposed interim specification for the new services for children and young people with gender dysphoria. It is now holding a public consultation on the proposals, which closes on Sunday 4 December 2022. This public consultation is an opportunity to check whether proposals are right and supported, whether the public understand […]

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25 August 2022

Update on the future of gender care for children and young people – 25 August 2022

At the end of July 2022, following further advice from Dr Hilary Cass, NHS England announced that it would be commissioning two ‘Early Adopter’ sites as a first step towards a new regional model of care for children and young people needing support with their gender identity development. These will be led by specialist children’s […]

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4 August 2022

Our patient records system is currently down – Thursday 4 August 2022

Our patient record software is not accessible today. The suppliers are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. Scheduled appointments today may be delayed with short notice. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes you.

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28 July 2022

Regional model for gender care announced for children and young people

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s statement in response to the announcement of a new model and Early Adopter services by NHS England following recommendation from the Cass Review. Last year, referrals to our Gender Identity Development Service stood at over 3,500. In addition, the referral support service set up by NHS England for […]

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1 July 2022

Use of GIDS patient data in a research project

The Cass Review, which is looking at how to support gender-diverse young people across the health and care system, includes a research programme to improve the evidence in this area. This includes a project by the University of York to provide an evidence base of the different pathways the outcomes for all young people who […]

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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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