Your GP

Your GP will carry out basic examinations and so that they have a baseline for any hormones or surgeries which you may have later. This can be awkward for trans people and you can refuse these examinations. However, you will have to have a physical examination when gender related surgeries are considered and blood tests are needed for hormones to be prescribed.

After assessment at our centre, your GP will be responsible for your health and wellbeing.  They will be responsible for prescribing hormones and organising blood tests and other tests.

Your GP will make changes to patient record systems when your gender change is formalised. They will also make sure that you are still screened for physiologically appropriate risks. For male-to-female patients (trans women), this includes risk of breast and prostate cancer, but not cervical cancer. For female-to-male patients (trans men) your GP should make arrangements for a dignified gynaecological examination according to your genital physiology. Your GP should not unnecessarily disclose your gender status to other people.

It is important that you get on with your GP as they will play a major role in your treatment. If you don't get on with your GP, you should talk to them about the issue. If that doesn't work, you can complain or find another GP. GPs are not allowed to block referrals to gender services on personal or religious grounds.

Feedback on our services

cartoon people We want to find out what people think about our services. Leave or view feedback here.