The West of England Specialist Gender Identity Service offers assessment and support to people aged 18 and above with Gender Dysphoria.
Gender Dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It is sometimes known as gender incongruence. 
You can find out more about this on the NHS website here
Our team will complete a full assessment of people referred to us which includes looking at mental, social and physical health.
Once the assessment stages have been completed and you have a diagnosis, and you are ready to move forward with treatment, we can start you on our care pathway.

Waiting times

Temporarily, we are unable to estimate any length of waiting time for your Initial Clinical Contact or the diagnostic assessment. This is due to ongoing high demand for treatment. We are doing our best to address this, and we can only apologise for this current situation. We will update the information on this website as any changes occur.

We are sorry for this situation. Please continue to consult the website for updates on this information. Please do not telephone the Laurels regarding waiting times as reception staff are only able to provide the information which is updated on the website.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Waiting time information last updated: 14 August 2019

We endeavour to update this information on a regular basis.