Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.

Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Meet the team

Dr Derek Glidden – Lead Clinician

Dr Derek Glidden, BMBS, BMedSci, MRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead Clinician at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Centre for Transgender Health and an Honorary Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham, School of Medicine. He provides assessment and treatment for gender affirming medical interventions. In addition to his work in Transgender Healthcare, he is a specialist in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and neurodiversity and works with the Nottingham City Autism Service. He has particular clinical and academic interest in the co-occurrence of ASC and neurodiversity in those seeking transgender healthcare. He has published on this topic and presented (inter)nationally. 

He is Module Co-Lead for Modules 1 and 3 of the Royal College of Physicians and University of London’s Gender Identity Healthcare PGCert/PGDip Credential. He has been passionate about clinical education in transgender health, leading education at the Centre. He has developed and ran educational placements at the Centre for a variety of clinicians at both undergraduate and post graduate level.
Dr Glidden is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Professor Jon Arcelus

Professor Jon Arcelus, LMS, GP(T), MSc, FRCPsych, PhD is a clinical professor in mental health and transgender health at the University of Nottingham and an honorary clinician at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. He joined the team in 2014 where he works as a medical doctor, providing assessment and treatment for gender affirming medical interventions (hormones, surgery, hair removal, and SLT).

After completing his undergraduate degree in Medicine in Spain, Prof. Arcelus undertook clinical and academic training in the United Kingdom. He trained in psychotherapy, including sexual and relationship therapy, systemic therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy and he obtained his PhD from the University of Leicester in 2005. During his clinical training he gained experience working at the Gender Identity Development Service in London and he maintained his interest in transgender health throughout his career. He works in policy making with national and international sport and dance organizations, including The Royal Ballet, World Athletics and England Rugby.

Prof. Arcelus is the co-chair of the Standards of Care version 8 (SOC-8) developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). He works closely with Trans organisations, including Mermaids, and Gender Intelligence and Translearning partnership. Professor Arcelus has over 150 publications, including books and chapters. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Transgender Health.

Professor Jon Arcelus is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Dr Nick Austin

Dr Nick Austin is an associate specialist in psychiatry who works for both adult mental health services and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. He currently divides his time between being a community psychiatrist and a gender clinician, having worked at the gender clinic since 2006. He holds an MSc in Sex and Relationship Psychotherapy and is an accredited member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

He has published work regarding self-prescribing for gender dysphoria. He brings psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, and gender clinician skillsets as required for his clients.

Dr Nick Austin is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Dr Walter Pierre Bouman

Prof Walter Pierre Bouman is a medical doctor, trans health specialist, sexologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and accredited supervisor, specialising in gender and sexuality at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. He is a honorary professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. His work and therapeutic practice both focus on the area of gender, sex and relationships, with an interest in the aging population; he prescribes and monitors cross-sex hormone treatment.

Walter serves the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) as President-Elect and Executive Board Member; he is an Executive Board Member of the European Professional Association of Transgender Health (EPATH). He is a founding member of EPATH as well as of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS). He is former Deputy Editor of Sexual and Relationship Therapy - International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice (2007-2016) and current Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Transgender Health. He co-chairs (with Prof Joz Motmans) the Working Group on Non-binary Genders of the WPATH Standards of Care Committee (SOC8).

Walter has co-edited/co-authored several books, among which The Transgender Handbook – A Guide for Transgender People, Their Families and Professionals (with Prof Jon Arcelus), Gender Dysphoria and Gender Incongruence (with Dr Annelou de Vries and Prof Guy T’Sjoen), Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders (with Prof Christina Richards and Dr Meg-John Barker), and Non-binary and Genderqueer Genders (with Prof Joz Motmans and Dr Timo Nieder).

Dr Walter Bouman is a recognised specialist in gender dysphoria and his name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Chris Cook

Christopher (Bsc Hons, MRCSLT, HCPC) is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist since 2013. He joined the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health in 2020, where he specialises in transgender voice and communication therapy. He also has experience in the areas of paediatric speech, language, communication and voice disorders.

Christopher is a member of the of the National Transgender Voice and Communication Therapy Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) which is a transgender voice and communication group for speech and language therapists in the UK.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Laura Garner

Laura Garner (BSc Hons, MPH) is a Clinical Nurse Specialist who joined the centre in 2017. She is a Registered General Nurse and has been a Non-Medical Prescriber since 2009. She has a Public Health Masters and has a special interest in sexual health and working with people who are neurodiverse. She is a founding member of the Nurses in Gender Network.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Ioanna Georgiadou

Dr Ioanna Georgiadou (PhD, CCC-SLP, RCSLT, HCPC) joined the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health in 2016. She is a qualified, highly specialist speech and language therapist who has trained and worked in the UK and the USA (PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders; MA in Speech and Language Pathology and BA in Music Therapy).

Dr Georgiadou has conducted research in transgender voice, that has been presented at National and International conferences and workshops. Dr Georgiadou is a member of the scientific committee of the European Professional Association of Transgender Health (EPATH) and the National Transgender Voice and Communication Therapy Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) in the UK.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Deborah Mackenzie

Deborah Mackenzie BSc (Hons) is a clinical nurse specialist and non-medical prescriber who joined the clinic in 2017. Deborah qualified as a Registered General nurse in 2002 and as Mental Health nurse in 2004. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby University. She is a member of the Nurses in Gender Network and has an interest in fertility.  

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Poppy-Jo Morris

Poppy-Jo Morris BSc (Hons) is a clinical nurse specialist who joined the clinic in 2017. She is a registered adult nurse who trained in Birmingham and has worked in a range of acute health care settings. She was a finalist for the 2017 Nursing Times Awards.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Sarah Murjan

Dr Sarah Murjan trained as a doctor in Nottingham qualifying in 1992. She is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked in the clinic since 1999 seeing many changes in that time. She is Secretary-General of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists.  

Dr Sarah Murjan is a recognised specialist in transgender health and her name is included as a registered medical practitioner on the Gender Recognition Panel.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Tina Nock

Tina joined the team in February 2020 as the Service Manager. She has previously worked for the NHS for over 10 years commissioning transgender and other specialised services and worked closely with the clinic during this time. 

Pronouns:  She, Her, Hers

 

Dr Simon Page

Dr Simon Page, Consultant Endocrinologist, MbChB (honours), MD, FRCP graduated from Bristol University with honours in 1982. He completed postgraduate training in Bristol, Exeter and Taunton before moving to a research registrar post at St George’s Hospital, London in 1985.  He completed his MD thesis in thyroid disease in 1990 and then took up a post as a senior registrar in diabetes and endocrinology to the Nottingham and Derby hospitals. He was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist in Nottingham in 1995.

In addition to a full-time commitment to NHS clinical work Dr Page has spent 10 years in medical school undergraduate medicine management and 10 years in NHS management. For the last 7 years he has been the lead clinician for the Nottingham Endocrine service and, for the last 2 years he has, with colleagues (Dr Keith Sands, Dr Kaustubh Nisal & Dr Buddhike Mendis) developed clinical endocrinology services as part of the Nottingham gender identity service. Dr Page is married with 3 children, 2 step children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys cycling and going to the theatre and cinema in his spare time.

Pronouns: He, Him, His

 

Sally Robbins-Cherry

Sally Robbins-Cherry is Nurse Consultant/Senior Psychotherapist at the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health. She has worked in Transgender Healthcare for 14 years. She is an accredited supervisor. She has undertaken specialist training in Group Psychotherapy.

Sally has presented nationally and Internationally on Transgender Health and Sexuality. She is also a BAGIS council member.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

 

Endocrinology Team

In addition to Dr Page, the Centre is very lucky to have Dr Buddhike Mendis, Dr Kaustubh Nisal and Dr Keith Sands who are all experienced Endocrinologists.

 

Admin Team

The clinic is supported by an experienced and dedicated admin team who work hard to support both the patients and the clinicians.  The team has recently expanded to increase the capacity to reduce the waiting time for letters and all the associated tasks of delivering a busy national service.

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