CPD and other useful information


From Medical practice:
  1. 8. You must keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date. 
  2. 9. You must regularly take part in activities that maintain and develop your competence and performance.
  3. 11. You must be familiar with guidelines and developments that affect your work. 

Trans and non-binary people experience the same health problems as other people and have very few differing needs, particularly after completion of treatment for gender dysphoria. Most health problems should be managed as they would in all other patients using similar medications. Trans and non-binary people with health problems that are unrelated to gender dysphoria or its treatment should be referred to the same hospital and specialist services as other people; their broken arm, lower GI symptoms or arthritis should be managed no differently to those of other people. If you judge it to be clinically necessary to reveal information about their gender dysphoria and treatment, or transition in referrals to other health professionals, you should ask their permission before making such a disclosure.

If you are uncertain about how to manage a problem, you might:

  • Consult the
  • Consult the both contain really helpful information.
  • Seek advice on what you should do from a gender specialist or your nearest GIC (see the tab/page)


E-learning for GPs

There are two on the RCGP website which aim to provide GPs with basic background information about the nature and management of gender incongruence and dysphoria in adults and young people. They may be accessed by anyone (ie not just RCGP members). The module carries CPD points.

Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) in the UK


  • Gender identity clinics in London and the southeast
    West London Mental Health NHS Trust Gender Identity Clinic
    179-183 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8QZ
    Telephone: 020 8483 2801

The has an overview of information useful for anyone with gender identity needs, not just those in the area.

  • Gender identity clinics in the north
    Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Sexual and Relationship, Sexual Medicine and Transgender Services
    Porterbrook Clinic, Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge Hospital,
    75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF
    Telephone: 0114 271 6671

The includes information about referrals, clinic opening hours, and links to eligibility criteria and the Porterbrook Clinic.

  • Leeds Gender Identity Clinic
    Management Suite, 1st floor, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB
    Telephone: 0113 855 6346

The covers referrals and commonly used medications.

  • Northumberland Gender Dysphoria Service
    Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle, NE6 4QD
    Telephone: 0191 287 6130

The has a leaflet outlining eligibility and how to access services.

  • Gender identity clinics in the Midlands
    Northampton Gender Clinic
    Danetre Hospital, London Rd, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4DY
    Telephone: 01327 707200
    Email: [email protected]

Visit the for more information.

  • Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria
    3 Oxford Street, Nottingham, NG1 5BH
    Telephone: 0115 876 0160

Visit the for more information.

  • Gender identity clinics in the southwest
    The Laurels Gender Identity and Sexual Medicine service (Devon Partnership NHS Trust)
    The Laurels, 11-15 Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA
    Telephone: 01392 677077

has information about the types of services on offer and the help available during transition.

Northern Ireland

  • Shimna House
    Knockbracken Healthcare Park
    Saintfield Road
    Belfast. BT8 8BH
    Tel. (028) 9063 8854
    Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours for Telephone Contact
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday.


There are 4 gender specialist clinics in NHS Scotland and referrals can be made to these clinics to explore with the patient the options available to them.

  • The main NHS Scotland Gender Identity Clinic is based at the Sandyford in Glasgow and accepts referrals from across Scotland. It is also possible to self-refer to the Sandyford clinic www.sandyford.org or 0141 211 8130.
  • The Sexual Problems Clinic within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh accepts patients from NHS Lothian Health Board area and also NHS Fife, NHS Borders, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Tayside and the North of England. The clinic can be contacted on 0131 242 2515.
  • NHS Grampian. Referrals are accepted from general practitioners of patients residing in Grampian, Orkney and Shetland. All referrals should be made to Dr John Callender, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 7ZH.
  • NHS Highland Sexual Health Clinic based at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness accepts selfreferrals. The clinic can be contacted on 01463 704202. The clinic does not accept out of area referrals.


Wales does not currently have a gender identity clinic but in April 2015 Welsh Assembly members voted for an independent study to be carried out into the feasibility of opening a gender identity clinic in Wales.


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