General Medical Council guidance

The GMC have created a trans healthcare hub that gives information on how to treat trans and non-binary people. This is the most important information to read about how to support your patients.

National policies

Each nation’s public health body has published a policy for how patients should be treated.

Additionally, the specialist gender services follow the Royal College of Psychiatrists Good Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Gender Dysphoria.

Local policies

Some CCGs and Trusts have written local policies on gender diversity in patients and staff.

Specialist gender services

A number of specialist NHS services across the UK provide diagnosis and treatment to people experiencing issues related to gender. Some specialise in providing services to under-18s. A number of private specialist gender clinics are also available in the UK for patients who can afford this.

Full list of UK specialist gender services

Guidance published by specialist services

Some specialist gender services have produced additional guidance for GPs.

Further guidance

BMJ subscribers can also access BMJ Best Practice - Gender dysphoria in adults.


Information for psychotherapists and counsellors

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