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UK service wait times

Updated May 2021

This is the most recent information provided by each organisation by 2021-05-23.

Important notes

Waiting time information shown on this page is taken from information given directly to us by the services or published on their website.

Waiting times indicate how long patients who have just been invited for an appointment have waited for. As demand is currently increasing over time, this means it is likely you will wait longer than the time shown on this page.

Many gender services currently have very lengthy wait lists, and it can be very difficult to be waiting for so long. You can find ways you can get help while you are waiting on our Mental Health page.

tickFree UK-based services

You can access these gender services for free by asking your GP to make a referral. However, these services have significant waiting lists, and may require a wait of several years before being seen. They will also only accept you as a patient if you are registered with a GP in a specific area.

Service
To be
seen
(in months)
To get
hormones
(in months)
Total
(in months)
Transfers
prioritised?
Logo of Brackenburn Clinic Regional Gender Identity Service

Belfast

more info

<47

A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Knowing Our Identity Gender Identity Development Service

Belfast KOI

more info
3 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Welsh Gender Service

Cardiff

more info

24-30

0

24-30

A green tick sign
Logo of Chalmers Gender Identity Clinic

Edinburgh

more info
31 A grey question mark A grey question mark A green tick sign
Logo of West of England Specialist Gender Identity Clinic

Exeter

more info
59 12 71 A red X sign
Logo of Sandyford Gender Identity Service

Glasgow

more info
36 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Sandyford Youth Gender Identity Service

Glasgow Youth

more info
32 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Grampian Gender Identity Clinic

Grampian

more info
18 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Highland Gender Identity Service

Inverness

more info
A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Leeds Gender Identity Service

Leeds

more info
37 10 47 A grey question mark
Logo of Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Clinic

London GIC

more info
44

12-18

56-62

A red X sign
Logo of Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service

London GIDS

more info
23 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of TransPlus

London TransPlus

more info

<3

<2

<5

A green tick sign
Logo of Indigo Gender Service

Manchester

more info
A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark A green tick sign
Logo of Cheshire and Merseyside Adult Gender Identity Collaborative

Merseyside

more info
A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service

Newcastle

more info
39 24 63 A grey question mark
Logo of Northamptonshire Gender Identity Clinic

Northants

more info
43 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark
Logo of The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

Nottingham

more info
38 A grey question mark A grey question mark A red X sign
Logo of Porterbrook Clinic Gender Identity Service

Sheffield

more info
39 A grey question mark A grey question mark A grey question mark

All these services are now accepting referrals and able to offer both phone and video appointments.

There are also several private gender services which charge fees but which may have significantly shorter waiting lists. You may wish to use these services while on the waiting list for an NHS service.

Service
To be
seen
(in months)
Logo of GenderCare

GenderCare

3
Logo of Harley Street Gender Clinic

Harley Street Gender Clinic

4
Logo of GenderDoctors

GenderDoctors

<1
Logo of Kelly Psychology

Kelly Psychology

2
Logo of London Transgender Clinic

London Transgender Clinic

<1
Logo of Northern Gender Network

Northern Gender Network

5
Logo of YourGP

YourGP

A grey question mark

Detailed information

Logo of Brackenburn Clinic Regional Gender Identity ServiceBelfast

Brackenburn

https://belfasttrust.hscni.net/service/regional-gender-identity-service/

Northern Ireland residents only

First Seen

<47

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Knowing Our Identity Gender Identity Development ServiceBelfast KOI

KOI

https://belfasttrust.hscni.net/service/knowing-our-identity/

Northern Ireland residents only

First Seen

3

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Logo of Welsh Gender ServiceCardiff

Welsh Gender Service

https://gender.wales/

Wales GP only

First Seen

24-30

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

+0

months additional minimum wait for HRT

(requested)

Total

=24-30

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A green tick sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

(requested)

Logo of Chalmers Gender Identity ClinicEdinburgh

Chalmers

https://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot/gender-identity-clinic/

Borders, Fife, or Lothian GP only

First Seen

31

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A green tick sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

(source)

Logo of West of England Specialist Gender Identity ClinicExeter

West of England

https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/our-services/gender-identity

England GP only

First Seen

59

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

+12

months additional minimum wait for HRT

(source)

Total

=71

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A red X sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

(source)

The service is currently focusing resources on people who have already had their first appointment, and while they are accepting new appointments, are not currently seeing patients for a first appointment and do not know when this will resume.

Logo of Sandyford Gender Identity ServiceGlasgow

Sandyford

https://www.sandyford.scot/sexual-health-services/gender-identity-service/

Scotland GP only

First Seen

36

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Sandyford Youth Gender Identity ServiceGlasgow Youth

Sandyford Youth

https://www.sandyford.scot/sexual-health-services/gender-identity-service/

Scotland GP only

First Seen

32

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Logo of Grampian Gender Identity ClinicGrampian

Grampian, Orkney and Shetland GP only

First Seen

18

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Highland Gender Identity ServiceInverness

Highland GIS

http://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/services/gender-identity

Highland GP only

First Seen

A grey question mark

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Leeds Gender Identity ServiceLeeds

https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/gender-identity-service/

England GP only

First Seen

37

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

+10

months additional minimum wait for HRT

(source)

Total

=47

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity ClinicLondon GIC

Tavistock

https://gic.nhs.uk/

UK GP only

First Seen

44

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

+12-18

months additional minimum wait for HRT

(source)

Total

=56-62

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A red X sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

(source)

Logo of Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development ServiceLondon GIDS

Tavistock

https://gids.nhs.uk/

UK GP only

First Seen

23

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(requested)

For referrals from Wales, the referring clinician will have to make a funding request to the local Health Board before making a referral.

Logo of TransPlusLondon TransPlus

http://wearetransplus.co.uk/

Very limited access: more info

First Seen

<3

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

Hormones

+<2

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

=<5

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A green tick sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

TransPlus have an in-house pharmacy, so prescriptions for hormones can be filled immediately.

Logo of Indigo Gender ServiceManchester

Indigo

https://www.indigogenderservice.uk/

Very limited access: more info

First Seen

A grey question mark

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A green tick sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Cheshire and Merseyside Adult Gender Identity CollaborativeMerseyside

CMAGIC

https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/liverpool/sexual-health/cmagic-cheshire-and-merseyside-adult-gender-identity-collaborative

Very limited access: more info

First Seen

A grey question mark

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Northern Region Gender Dysphoria ServiceNewcastle

https://www.cntw.nhs.uk/services/northern-region-gender-dysphoria-service-specialist-service-walkergate-park/

England GP only

First Seen

39

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

+24

months additional minimum wait for HRT

(source)

Total

=63

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Northamptonshire Gender Identity ClinicNorthants

Daventry

https://www.nhft.nhs.uk/gic/

England GP only

First Seen

43

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of The Nottingham Centre for Transgender HealthNottingham

http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/nottingham-centre-for-transgender-health

England GP only

First Seen

38

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A red X sign

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

Logo of Porterbrook Clinic Gender Identity ServiceSheffield

Porterbrook

http://shsc.nhs.uk/service/gender-identity-service/

England GP only

First Seen

39

months average wait for 1st assessment appt

(source)

Hormones

A grey question mark

months additional minimum wait for HRT

Total

A grey question mark

average minimum total time to hormones

Transfers

A grey question mark

are transfers from other NHS wait lists prioritised?

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