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Gender Identity Service

Sandyford offers a comprehensive gender identity service available to anyone who is concerned about their gender identity or expression of their gender.

For detailed information on this service, along with information on support groups in Scotland, how to change personal documents, and a list of common gender identity terms and what they mean (glossary of terms) please view Sandyford's Gender Identity Services leaflet. A hard copy of the booklet is also available free from Sandyford.

There is also a specialised Young People’s Gender Clinic.  You will find information on our Young People's service here. It is a leaflet with information about NHS services in Scotland for young people who are experiencing distress and/or uncertainty about their gender identity.  You can also pick up a free hard copy form Sandyford.

The service primarily assists people who are transgender to facilitate medical and surgical treatments, enabling greater comfort in the face of gender non-conformity.

However, the service is also available to any person who feels uncomfortable or uncertain about their gender identity whether they wish to change their gender or not.


Contacting the Gender Service

Due to a high demand for this service and current pressures within the administration team, the Gender Service will no longer be taking routine phone calls.

All enquiries or issues should be raised via email at and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.

If you are over the age of 17, registered with a GP in Scotland, and wish to self-refer in to the Adult Gender Service please email with the information below.

If you are a young person below the age of 17, or the parent of a young person who wishes to register with the Young People's Gender Service, please email with the information below, using your child's details if you are a parent.  There is no lower age limit to register with this service.

  • Your full birth name (e.g. John Smith)
  • The name you wish to use on our system, if you have changed or do not use your birth name (e.g. Jane Smith)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your current address (we will not send correspondence to your home address if you do not want us to)
  • Your mobile phone number, home phone number, or both
  • The name of your current GP and the GP practice you are registered with (we will not contact them if you don't want us to)
  • If it is ok for us to contact you on your phone number - please say yes or no
  • If it is ok for us to contact you on your email address - please say yes or no
  • If it is ok for us to send letters to your home address - please say yes or no
  • If it is ok for us to copy letters to your GP or send correspondence to your GP about your treatment here - please say yes or no
  • If it would be ok for us to contact you for research purposes - please say yes or no

If you are unable to attend your appointment please phone 0141 211 8137 during the hours of 8.30am - 11.30 am Monday - Friday or email the service with the subject "Unable to Attend".  The phone lines will be open during this time for any other urgent matters.