Publish date: 27 October 2022

NHS England has published a proposed interim specification for the new services for children and young people experiencing gender dysphoria.

It is now holding a public consultation on the proposals, which closes on Sunday 4 December 2022.

You can read the consultation documents and respond here Interim service specification for specialist gender dysphoria services for children and young people – public consultation - NHS England - Citizen Space.

Once agreed upon, this interim service specification will be operational for a limited time only until a new service specification is formed in 2023/24.

We would like to reassure young people being supported by our GIDS team at UCLH that there will be no immediate changes to their appointments or treatment prescribed. The GIDS team at UCLH continues to see all new referrals for consideration of treatment. UCLH is engaging with NHS England and is supporting the development of the new services.

If you are a young person supported by UCLH GIDS, or their parent or carer, and you have any questions about this, please contact the clinic using the number on your patient letters.